by Cullen Bunn, A.C. Zamudio & Carlos Nicolas Zamudio
Genre(s): Graphic Novel, Horror
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Official Summary: "Birdie, her sister, their pregnant mother, and their sickly father all live together on a struggling farm. When an itinerant farmhand named Cole comes to their aid, the children should be relieved. Instead, they find their lives spiraling into nightmare, as Cole regards Birdie with menacing desire. To make matters much worse, wherever he goes, the dead grow restless. As the horror threatens to consume her home and her family, Birdie is haunted by a chilling warning: Some secrets are meant only for the dead."
Review: Some good creep factor in this graphic novel. When a stranger arrives looking for work and is hired on the spot then leers at little girls....beware.
Birdie has a bad feeling about their Barn tenant and family hand her father has hired. But what can a young girl do? Help is very much needed and her parents turn a deaf ear to her concerns. But when dead critters don't stay dead and things get more sinister this book can turn unnerving.
A few twists I did not quite expect and some parts that were alarming in nature. The shed scene even gave me the jitters! So I have to applaud the effort. However, the story never quite grabs me. It felt a bit dry. And the art was not quite my style either, giving me an unthrilling combination. Still, a good enough job, just not my personal preference. I wish there was a bit more to the story. More of a middle I guess. Regardless, horror fans can enjoy this to varying degrees. Still worth taking a look at. Recommended for mature readers for both images and story content.
*I was loaned a digital copy of this in exchange for a fair, honest review.