"A stimulating horror story"
After dealing with a haunted house and an island that
appears and disappears at will, one would think that
Jackson Rutledge, part time sports columnist for the
Toronto Star and full time mystery writer, and his partner
Sabrina, also a writer would have had enough of the
supernatural. However, Sabrina is working on a book about
shapeshifters and the natural born werewolves want to stop
her. One of them eats her editor, intercepts her e-mail,
and tries to arrange a mating with Jackson. By the time
they figure out what is happening, they decide to travel to
the small mill town of Atschen to talk to the one person
who might be able to help them.
Professor Gunther Velben has settled in Atschen because he
knows there is a large population of werewolves in the
area. His mission in life is to destroy as many of them as
possible and he believes he can kill all of them at their
special ritual when they all gather together. Jackson and
Sabrina are drafted into helping them, a risky endeavor
that may cost all of them their lives.
There is nothing romantic or likable about the werewolves
in THE CRAVING because they are bestial cannibals who love
human flesh. T.K. shields has written a very exciting
horror story in which the lead couple battle because it is
the right thing to do. They do not look at themselves as
heroes but as people who want to exterminate a deadly
animal that is inimical to humanity. This is an exciting
and at times gory book.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 23, 2003