Doppelgänger by D.E. McCluskey
What you see in the mirror isn’t always your true reflection.
After a day of antique shopping, Tom Daily hangs his impulse buy, an ornate mirror, in his office at home.
That's when things begin to go wrong. He becomes inattentive, quick to anger. This spirals rather quickly into violence and bloodshed.
Tom’s dreams are confusing him, he is having trouble differentiating between them, and reality. Is Tom going mad, or are there other, darker, forces at work?
Doppelgänger, from the dark mind of D E McCluskey (Cravings, The Twelve) comes this dark, psychological horror graphic novel.
This one 100% surprised me, which is silly. I love graphic novels so I absolutely jumped on this one off of Godless.com. I read Cravings by him and let’s say… this one was like a 180 degree switch. The story was devastating. Physical abuse, child abuse, sexual assault are all a part of this commentary on the duality of humanity. Tom has to deal with who he becomes when he sleeps, let alone who his family must deal with. As the body count rises, can he “see” the person he is becoming before it’s too late. This is a stunningly written and illustrated graphic novel. I almost tapped out with Cravings but I didn’t and I’m glad I have continued with McCluskey’s writing. 5/5 antique mirrors