Author: Graeme Reynolds
Title: High Moor
‘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 has been far, far, FAR too long since I last read a decent werewolf book. None of these pretty, soft, furry, piss-weak werewolves having little spats with glittery vampires. Oh hell no! These things are massive, powerfully built hairy beasts that can tear your head off with a single swipe. They are foul tempered monsters who don’t discriminate between children and adults; anyone and everyone is prey.
At first I wasn’t sure where the book was going to go. I was caught off guard by the shift in time and it took me a page or two to get to grips with all the characters. I don’t know if it was just a bad day, but there seemed to be a lot of them. Then the action began and I’ll tell you what; it belted along at such a fast clip that I’m glad the chapters were broken down into chunks of time.
Graeme has a fabulous writing style and a skill at descriptive gore that makes my toes curl in appreciation. I want to write like this guy. His characters are engaging, his dialogue rings in my reading ears and his rich descriptions of the town, the changes and the people make for a beautiful reading experience.
After a tweet from a friend of mine I picked this up for £1.99 (it would have been free, but I forgot my Amazon password and by the time I remembered the price had skipped back up) and don’t begrudge it at all. Hell, now that I’ve read it, I’d be happy to buy the physical copy just to own it and would if not for the lack of space in my house to store any more books.
He did me a favour in bringing my attention to this book so I’ll now do the same for you. Read. This. Book. You like werewolves? You like gore? You like fast paced plot and unforgettable characters? Its all right here and waiting to be enjoyed.
Do it…! Do it now!