Trese Vol 3: Mass Murders is the origin story for the streaming anime. It is set in an alternate world. The manga begins with Alexandra Trese at 16 learning her investigative skills. It also relays the origins of her mask-wearing sidekicks, the Kambal.
I watched the anime first, which might have been a mistake. The main story in this volume is also told in episode 2 of the series. So, some surprises here were already known to me.
The best part of Trese Vol 3: Mass Murders is the world-building. It is terrific. The monsters are based on real Filipino folklore. It is nice to get insight into another culture. 4 stars!
Thanks to Ablaze, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.