I’ve mentioned a few times how much I love the werewolf sub-genre. Films, books–I enjoy it all. Glenn Rolfe’s most recent addition to the Horror canon is werewolves the way they should be (in my humble opinion). Look not for oiled abs, chiseled jawlines or cringe worthy love triangles. Blood and Rain has the classic feel of such small town Horror gems as Silver Bullet (Cycle of the Werewolf) and The Howling.
Sheriff Joe Fischer lives with a terrifying secret. He knows the truth about a series of grisly murders that occurred in Gilson Creek years ago. His only comfort is that the executor of those unmentionable acts is dead and gone, and his daughter will never have to know of the horror he has witnessed firsthand. However, when a man is found dead on the side of the road, having sustained injuries consistent with an animal attack, Joe begins to suspect that history is about to repeat itself. As more locals begin to fall victim to a brutal killer, Joe resolves to save the people of his town, and to make sure that this time the Full Moon Monster stays dead.
The only snag I hit with this novel was keeping the characters separate around the middle of the book. The POV jumps a bit here, and I found myself wanting to linger in certain scenes a little longer. Other than that I found it to be a well-paced, exciting story. Glenn Rolfe is a rising Horror author and his books are worth a read. Go here to learn more about his works, and to check out his mad scribbles!
**I received a free advanced copy of Blood and Rain in exchange for an honest review. This is it.**