Book Review: Mind the Gap, Volume 1: Intimate Strangers by Jim McCann!

Mind the Gap, Volume 1: Intimate StrangersMind the Gap, Volume 1: Intimate Strangers by Jim McCann
Paperback, 168 pages
Published: October 17th 2012 by Image ComicsReview Copy: Provided via NetGalley
Purchase Links: Amazon -- Midtown Comics -- Barnes & Noble

Description from Goodreads:
Elle Peterssen is young, wealthy, and beautiful - and there is a reason someone tried to kill her. Only, Elle doesn't remember any of this.

Mind the Gap, the new series by the Eisner Award-winning writer JIM McCANN (Return of the Dapper Men), is a mystery with a paranormal twist.

Elle, in a spirit form detached from her comatose body, must not only unravel the mystery of her attacker's identity and motive but her entire life as well.

Who can she trust, in both this word and in the gap she exists in that lies between life and death? Filled with twists and turns, Elle's life isn't the only one turned upside down by the attack on her life.

Deceit, secrets, and hidden agendas are everywhere in a story where everyone is a suspect, and no one is innocent.

Collects Mind the Gap #1-5.

My Review:
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

MIND THE GAP: VOLUME 1 was a nice surprise of a read. The story is about Elle Peterssen, a young, wealthy girl that can't remember why someone tried to kill her.

The story begins with the attack that has left Elle in a coma. She becomes detached from her body, finding herself in a place called "The Garden", a place for comatose individuals trying to find their way back to their bodies. But Elle is different from the others in "The Garden". The first tease we see of this is when she accidentally takes over a man's body.

It's interesting watching as she struggles to remember how she got there, why someone wanted her dead (and who, for that matter), and why she's "different" from the others.

But the most interesting part of this story is how the mystery slowly starts to unravel. Just when you think you know who is responsible, something unexpected happens. I loved that about this story. I never knew what to expect.

The only downside was the huge cliffhanger at the end of the story, but since the other two volumes are readily available, that isn't exactly an issue.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one, more than I thought I would, actually. The story is well written and the artwork & coloring is wonderful. I'd highly recommend giving it a read.

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