Somewhere between the realms of self-help and religion lies the Honest World Foundation. Read more...
Somewhere between the realms of self-help and religion lies the Honest World Foundation. Its creator started out as an obscure writer of disposable horror fiction who decided to change the world--one mind at a time. Now its adherents rule Hollywood while obeying their leader's every command.
That's almost all that anyone knows about the movement--or is it a cult?--founded by reclusive guru Astrid Mueller. But reporter Chloe Pierce is sure that there's something deeper hiding behind Honest World's facade. Her fiance was a devoted follower of Mueller, right up to the moment that he blew his brains out while holding a copy of her book. Now Chloe wants answers from the woman whose words command the loyalty of millions--and she's ready to storm the top-secret sanctuary known as the Clean Room to get them.
But there's more to Astrid Mueller than Chloe could ever imagine--and the truth that she's about to discover is more astonishing than any of Astrid's accomplishments, and more terrifying than any of her novels.
Collects issues #1-6.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-06-20
- Reviewer: Staff
The premise of this bracing series launch from Simone (Birds of Prey) sounds familiar: a secretive, powerful, and celebrity-filled organization promises wisdom to all who follow its teachings. But the cult-like Honest World Foundation turns the Scientology analogy on its ear: they really do know the truths of the universe and might be humankind’s only hope. Chloe Pierce is a reporter trying to figure why her fiancé, an Honest World acolyte, shot himself. Chloe’s introduction to the cult’s arrogant leader, Astrid Mueller, a piercing-eyed Valkyrie in sleek business wear, doesn’t give her much confidence in their aims. But the steady accumulation of supernatural occurrences forces Chloe to conclude that there are worse things out there than Honest World. Propulsively written by Simone and drawn by Davis-Hunt with a clarity that’s both gruesome and precise, this story will get under the reader’s skin. (June)