Thornhill by Pam Smy
The grey-scale palette, diary entries from the 80s and the overgrown fences of a spooky abandoned orphanage eerily set the stage for Pam Smy’s debut graphic novel. The book is split between two stories: one portrayed via the aforementioned diary entries of a girl within the orphanage, and the other through silent illustrations of a modern day girl moving in next door to the now abandoned building. The way Smy slowly builds the tension between the two stories as they begin to connect ensures you read this book in a single sitting.
Reviewed by Jack