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In the hills of Southern California, a series of violent and gruesome deaths occurs within the space of a few hours. The murders are attributed to some unknown, savage animal. Precisely one month later, college student Meg Talley is attacked in the same manner. Astonishingly, she survives, but when she insists her assailant was a hideous, monster-like creature, she is called hysterical.  

Journalist Douglas Morgan, private eye Nick Grundel, and horror novelist Blake Corbett, however, have each theorized the mangling, incredible though it seems, might be the work of a werewolf. Now they team up with Meg to peruse an intensive investigation. 

When a suspect is apprehended and confined, the four are on hand. But neither skeptics nor believers are prepared for the bone-chilling terror and cataclysmic violence that will be unleashed in the night of the January full moon....

©1986 Steve Vance (P)2018 David N. Wilson

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different take on a werewolf origin story

I recieved this book free of charge for an honest review . it was kind of a cool story, kept a decent pace going throughout though I'd like to have seen more from the wolf characters side though it was good and could have been an episode of twilight zone or another" what if " type shows i cant help but feel it played out like a scooby doo episode aimed at adults. worth a listen it kept a steady flow with just enough filler info to keep you in the loop between attacks.

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Slow to start but worth sticking with!

I'm always on the lookout for a good werewolf horror and was excited to start this, and while it was a little slow to get going, it was still a great read.

I thoroughly enjoyed the plot. Once the action started, it was fast paced and brutal! It starts with a man looking for answers to a legend from some natives, but ends up being infected with a virus that changes him every month. Then we learn of a gruesome set so murders happening and Meg thinks she knows what's doing it! She sets out to investigate and meets a beast! Luckily she escapes, but no one believes her story except a journalist, a private eye and a horror writer. They set out to get answers and when a suspect is arrested, and confesses to the murders, they know he is speaking the truth. He is kept in a cell until the time he is supposed to turn. Skeptical people, as well as the 4 believers, pile in to see if his story is true. What will happen when they turn up to witness the transformation?

There were quite a few characters to keep track of, but overall they were all well written and developed. I liked Meg as she knew in her heart what was killing people and despite being terrified, she knew she had to get the truth! Doug, Nick and Blake were all great characters too, but I think my favourite was the boy!

In all, I ended up devouring this book! After the initial set up and meeting the characters, the action really got going and I couldn't read it fast enough. It was bloody, gory, tense, terrifying and everything a great werewolf horror should be. I'm really hoping they bring the next book to audio soon because the ending left me wanting more.

Edison McDaniels read this well and was able to bring the story alive. He had a wide array of tones and voices and his portrayal of the wolf was awesome. I'll have to check out more by him.

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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Best werewolf book ever!!!

I have the hard copy of this book and have read it several times. The imagery always set me right inside the book. And now to hear the characters come to life is the best! After reading many werewolf books this is my absolute favorite!

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  • Tatiana
  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • 08-01-18

Really well done

My son and I have a tradition of listening to werewolf books every month during the nights around the full moon, so I am always on the lookout for more. This one was great! It was a traditional werewolf story in the best way possible, but also had some unique aspects that I enjoyed. It struck all the right chords.

I wasn't that fond of the narration, since it seemed to have an odd rhythm to me, as though the narrator were trying deliberately to be original and not form the sentences in an expected manner. I did get used to it, however, and am glad I didn't let it put me off the book. I do hope the author uses someone else for the sequel, though. I will want to listen to it!

I received this book for free at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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