Monday, December 8, 2014

High Moor by Graeme Reynolds [4.5 stars]

From the back cover:

When John Simpson hears of a bizarre animal attack in his old home town of High Moor, it stirs memories of a long forgotten horror. John knows the truth. A werewolf stalks the town once more, and on the night of the next full moon, the killing will begin again. He should know. He survived a werewolf attack in 1986, during the worst year of his life.

It’s 1986 and the town is gripped in terror after the mutilated corpse of a young boy is found in the woods. When Sergeant Steven Wilkinson begins an investigation, with the help of a specialist hunter, he soon realizes that this is no ordinary animal attack. Werewolves are real, and the trail of bodies is just beginning, with young John and his friends smack in the middle of it.

Twenty years later, John returns to High Moor. The latest attack involved one of his childhood enemies, but there’s more going on than meets the eye. The consequences of his past actions, the reappearance of an old flame and a dying man who will either save or damn him are the least of his problems. The night of the full moon is approaching and time is running out.

But how can he hope to stop a werewolf, when every full moon he transforms into a bloodthirsty monster himself?

Finally! When I got this book I had to do a happy dance. After the onslaught of friendly monsters and werewolf romance the beast got it's teeth back! This was a great book. High Moor grabbed my attention right away and I couldn't put it down, I blew through it in less than a day. Scary, rip your throat out werewolves, Gypsies, hunting the monsters under the full moon, it reminded me why I love this genre.

If you want a hair raising good time grab this book! I can't wait to read the sequel!!!!!