Those of you who keep up with this blog (thank you!) know how much I enjoyed High Moor, even though werewolves aren’t really my thing. After finishing that book, I didn’t waste any time starting the next in the series. Here’s a quick look at the description:
The people of High Moor are united in horror at the latest tragedy to befall their small town. As dawn breaks, the town is left to count the cost and mourn its dead, while breathing a collective sigh of relief.
John Simpson, the apparent perpetrator of the horrific murders, is in police custody. The nightmare is over.
Detective Inspector Phil Fletcher and his partner, Constable Olivia Garner, have started to uncover some unsettling evidence during their investigations of John Simpson’s past – evidence that supports his impossible claims: that he is a werewolf, and will transform on the next full moon to kill again.
However a new threat is now lurking in the shadows. A mysterious group have arrived in High Moor, determined to keep the existence of werewolves hidden.
And they will do anything to protect their secret. Anything at all.
You know that makes you want to read it.
High Moor 2: Moonstruck starts shortly after the first book ends. It joins up with all your favorite characters and a few new ones are thrown in along the way. Of course, I listened to the audiobook because Chris Barnes read it and I am in love with his voice. Again, he brings an intensity to the story that no one else could match. Even without the audio accompaniment, this book is just as well-written and intense as the first.
High Moor 2 has more action that the first and there is a particularly brutal scene, about halfway through the book, that kind of surprised me. I kept thinking, “He wouldn’t do that, he won’t go there” but he did. I think I would’ve lost respect for him if he avoided it, despite being painful to read.
To close, I hope Graeme and Chris don’t get bored with me gushing over these books. I loved them, and if you want a gritty story with great characters, you will love them too.
Part of me wants to check out other werewolf stories while I wait for High Moor 3 to come out in April, but I don’t want another author ruining werewolves for me. I guess I’ll have to wait.