Jennifer’s estranged husband refuses to stand by and see her life even further ruined by the attempt at blackmail instigated by her lover, Alex. Enlisting the help of a tech-savvy friend to assist with tracking down the possibly-pseudonymous Alex and put a stop to his dangerous games. Meanwhile, Jennifer prepares to come clean to her bosses – to fully prepare them for the fallout if Alex does post their illicit and embarrassingly intimate encounter online…
Another strong issue for Casual Fling as we head towards the conclusion. It’s still a believably terrifying premise that is handled realistically and without any sort of judgemental tone towards Jennifer or any of the other characters – save, perhaps, the damaged and potentially psycopathic Alex – which makes it all the more compelling. There’s still surprises to be had in this third issue, however, and the events really start to heat up as we head towards the cliffhanger – something quite unforeseen develops before the end of the issue that’ll have you very eager to read the final part of the story.
It feels almost repetitive to say this, but with Casual Fling, AWA/Upshot really do have another brilliant and mature series on their hands. It’s devoid of any fantastical elements, preferring instead to tell a very human, dark and psychological thriller that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat – with an explosive finale very likely to be heading our way in issue four.
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