All people could do was speculate on the fate of those who vanished – strangers; seemingly random, unconnected: all plucked from their lives and never seen again. The notes found left behind, apparently describing some slender reason for their removal, were all that linked them. They were all delivered by one man.
Rodney Moon had admitted seeing those who had been disappeared and to passing the notes, but denied any involvement beyond that. Who wrote the letters, then? Moon shrugged during the trial: ‘It has no name,’ he said. ‘It’s a bogeyman. A monster.’
He was not mourned when the vengeful bereft finally found him.
Some years later, four strangers; seemingly random, unconnected, all take the last train home. But something each of them has forgotten – or is trying to forget – is catching up with them; with a terrible, inexorable purpose. The devil is in the detail, as they say.
“Easily the best graphic novel I’ve read this year… Both the story and the art are just brilliant and I’ve never felt the fear of a story communicated better…each twist and turn is utterly captivating and the ending is both shocking and inventive” – Dog Ear Discs
“Adamtine is that rare thing, an original voice in horror” – Starburst Magazine
“Hannah Berry’s horror story succeeds in doing something seemingly impossible: providing shocks in a comic.” – New Statesman
“A compulsively readable modern whodunit” – Stylist
“Much of Adamtine‘s pleasure lies in how disconcerting it all is. The tricky narrative, however, is nicely counterbalanced by Berry’s clear and carefully detailed illustrations, and a deceptively simple visual style that keeps the storytelling on solid ground, even when things take an alarming turn for the weirder” – The List
“Berry’s narrative so vividly evokes the spirit of [MR] James’s work…the tension-building pacing is near exquisite in its delivery… If you like your horror subtle rather than graphic, careful and intelligent rather than recklessly uninhibited, then Adamtine is an intensely unnerving, deeply unsettling and self-consciously uncomfortable read, tailor-made to your particular peccadilloes.” – Broken Frontier
“An ambitious story which is in equal measures unsettling and intriguing… Absorbing and highly recommended.” – This Is Horror
” The tension and fear mount, despite, at least at first, any sign of an overt threat – it’s more a feeling of things not being right, a disturbed feeling that grows and grows…in this wonderfully creepy supernatural tale.” – Forbidden Planet
“Ridiculously clever once the connections are made, you’ll want it read it once, twice, thrice like I did, and then possibly never again. It really is that disturbing.” – Page 45