ARC Review: Rose: A Double Life by Valérie Vernay, Denis Lapière & Émilie Alibert

Rose: A Double Life (Rose, #1)Rose: A Double Life by Valérie Vernay
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ever since she was a little girl, Rose has had a special and troubling power: the ability to “double” herself and travel outside her body. She always saw it as something wrong with her… until now. When her father is murdered, Rose’s strange ability gives her a chance to find her father’s killer, solve a series of mysterious cold cases, and untangle a centuries-old curse. But maybe some secrets should stay buried…

In Rose, a young woman returns home for her father’s funeral, and discovers that there is more to his murder than expected. His fits a pattern, and she is not sure what the intent of the murderer is. Besides that, she has her own mystery at home – a trio of ghosts who are tied to her father’s place, without knowing why. With her astral projection, she is able to collect information and discern the presence of ghosts. Now this power definitely feels like it has a lot of potential but I am first of all stumped how she never came across the ghosts before, or did they die after she left? The art is cool, and very atmospheric. The story, for the most part, moves very slowly and we barely know anything about any character before they are dropped on us without introduction. So, while I like this first chapter, I am still in a more ‘let’s see’ mind when it comes to whether I will continue the series.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review from Europe Comics, via Edelweiss.

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