High Moor by Graeme Reynolds
Published by Horrific Tales Publishing on 15th November 2011
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies
After a news reported that the beast of High Moor has made a re-appearance, John Simpson knows that he has to go back to his old town to investigate what is going on and to see people that he would rather not meet. Jumping back to 1986 John is your typical 11yr old boy enjoying the freedom, getting into scrapes and not caring about animal attacks. After the first attack on a flock of sheep Steve, a local police officer and a tracker knew that it was not a wild cat that had killed the sheep. Cue Carl, an American werewolf hunter, getting Steve on side they work together to track and kill the werewolf.
From the moment you start this book you know that you are in for an exciting read. I liked that the book went back to the 80s and told the story about John and his friend. This helps you understand the need for John to return to the town and the importance of him finding the werewolf. I was even reminiscing about the items they played with, as a teenager at that same time I had the same items and I had to smile to myself when the computer games using a tape was mentioned. It was these smaller additions to the story that made it a great read. The scenes when the werewolf attacked were detailed and full of action, but then this is a werewolf, a vicious animal and not your family pet dog. These werewolves are not your leather clad bare chested variety they are the real deal.
I have not read a proper werewolf story in a long time and I thoroughly enjoyed High Moor. When the story went back to the current time, I was pleasantly surprised at who the werewolf was and I loved the ending, leading nicely into book 2.
If you are looking for an exciting traditional werewolf book, then buy this. Brilliant read