Hello fellow comic readers. We are back with the conclusion of the case that had puzzled our main man Oxel. As you may or may not know, Oxel is a private detective that enlisted in a case that was brought to him by an ex-lover that he had. It was the mystery of the death of a young man and the disappearance of the boy’s friend.
This was a definite read for me, mainly because the way the story is written is just amazing. Arcudi paints a dark picture with many questions that are needed to be answered, yet you never know what you will come up with. Here we find Ox returning to the Red Cross Homeless Shelter to collect the cart of Jeff’s belongings. This is when he finds a piece of evidence that has him wondering how the heck Jeff got ahold of it. It was the journal of his buddy Mike. As Oxel dives into the journal, the picture that was once just a pile of random pieces and unanswered questions begins to take shape. Here he finds out how it all went down, and the reason for the disappearance of Mike. We also get the answer behind the bear that we briefly were introduced to back in book 3. After finding out, and basically solving the case, Ox begins to have regrets for even enlisting in this task. He has a feeling of remorse that he has actually found out the reasons behind everything, and how Laura and Stephanie will both take the bad news.
Well there you have it. A little review of this great ending to the story, without giving too much information away. I really enjoyed this and look forward to more from Arcudi. The details and narrative were perfectly presented. You were given enough information to formulate an idea, but not enough to actually pick it up. Its like an episode of 24, just left you hanging each book. Definitely pick this up and read all 4. You wont be let down.
Now go do your homework, or else.