ARC Review: Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie

Title: Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie

Author:  Anthony Del Col

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

Release Date: November 21st 2017

Pages: 162

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mystery unlike any other you’ve ever read! When the teenage brothers Frank and Joe Hardy are accused of the murder of their father – a detective in the small resort town of Bayport – they must team up with Nancy Drew to prove their innocence (and find the real guilty party in the process) in a twisting noir tale, complete with double-crosses, deceit, and dames. Writer Anthony Del Col (Assassin’s Creed, Kill Shakespeare) and artist Werther Dell’Edera (Batman: Detective Comics, House of Mystery) bring the iconic teen detectives into the modern age, and redefine noir for a new generation of readers!

5 stars

*ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

SPOILER FREE REVIEW

For someone who hasn’t read any of the books from these famous teen mystery solvers, I could say that I was quiet entertained.

The world is now modern and Nancy and the Boys are seen in a world of different problems. However, I do perceive Nancy as a neat and good girl, not one who seems dark and manipulates people. But what do I know? I can’t even remember the film played by Emma Roberts. Frank and Joe are different in this new story too. I believe their characters have changed because supporting characters in the story keep mentioning how they’re no longer as close as they used to. I understand, brothers don’t always see eye to eye and we’re over the plot where two brothers fight over one girl. Or are we?

It still followed the pattern where a mystery — or a crime in this story — undergoes two to three suspects before finding the guilty person. I’m not very familiar with the comic/graphic novel world but I am glad this ended with another mystery intact. I can assure you that I am quite intrigued with the next case.

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