Series:Amy Devlin Volume 3
Publisher: Oni Press
Publication Date: May 21, 2014
Source: Oni Press for in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this ecopy did not affect my opinion of the book or this review.
Times are tough for Amy Devlin, and without a case her financial situation is dire. Busting a cold case of kidnapping and murder from years ago may be the answer to her problems. Amy is sure that she can solve the case, but when the powerful, and untouchable, Life Science Institute of Hollywood gets involved, she may wind up with much more than just her reputation on the line!
This graphic novel contains images of murder/suicide and some language
Amy Devlin Lost and Found is the third graphic novel in the Amy Devlin series, following Past Lies and All Saints Day. Amy is a detective striking out on her own with a private investigation business – and her style has lead to a horrible reputation and the lack of clients. In this volume Amy is engrossed with the case of a young woman who is not sure what her father is up to and even if he really is her father, this case leads to a connection with a cult and multiple murders. Being that Amy isn’t in the best light reputation-wise she must tread lightly but still wants to solve the case.
I found this book very amusing. It held my attention well, and even though this is the first book I have read of the Amy Devlin series I felt pulled into the overall scene portrayed in the other books I had missed out on. Amy is strong-willed, overly determined and obviously stubborn, but trying to help herself strive in her chosen profession. I found her likeable but frustrating sometimes and I fell like with main characters you need that to stay in tune with the story.
I found the mystery both entertaining and convoluted enough to not be a ‘given’. One thing I hate about detective books and plots is normally I can figure them out before hand, this one actually surprised me and I am thankful for that. I loved the various twists the plot took to keep us readers on our toes.
One of my only issues was with the number of male characters and keeping track of them – maybe I just suck at this- but someone them looked so similar in the drawings that I needed more context to place who they were… made some of the story a little more confusing for me than it should have been.
Overall this was a fun read. The plot and characters showed growth and lead to a continuation of the series. I look forward to reading more of Amy Devlin.