It was just announced at the New York Comic Con panel for Berger Books that J.M. DeMatteis and Corin Howell will have a new psychological thriller called The Girl in the Bay. The two tell a haunting, coming of age tale about misbegotten youth, “what could have been” and the ultimate sacrifice.
The chance to work with Karen Berger again was too good to pass up. I was part of the launch of the Vertigo imprint 25 years ago, and I’m delighted to be a part of this exciting new chapter in Karen’s career. I’m equally delighted to have the amazing Corin Howell illustrating our project, The Girl in the Bay: a dark tale of mysticism, time-travel, cosmic identity theft, and murder.
The story follows a young teenager named Kathy Satori during the year of 1969. She is savagely assaulted and thrown into Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay. Though she survives the attack, when she emerges from the water’s surface, she finds she has been transported 50 years into the future. Not only that, but a doppelganger has taken her place living her life while she was gone. Kathy must confront her double and also seek out her assailant, who might hold the key to her missing years. Can she restore her previous life or does she live in the shadows for her remaining days?
Editor, Karen Berger says:
J.M. is a true writing talent and wondrous storyteller. I’m thrilled to be working with him again and rising star Corin Howell, on this mysterious and moving new series, which has a personal connection to me in more ways than one.