Archive for March 19th, 2012

I have been chatting with Mary Pauline Lowry about reviewing her book The Earthquake Machine. I’m sad that my TBR pile has taken over my life and my review will be delayed. But I’m excited to read and review this story.

Mary just send out notification that she has a new cover for The Earthquake machine. I love it and just had to share with everyone.

For more information, check out her website at www.marypaulinelowry.com.

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Bad Wolf

Bad Wolf by Tim McGregor

4 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Detective Lara Mendes’s hard work finally pays off when she gets the chance to join the homicide detail. There’s only one catch; she has to partner up with a cop no one wants to work with.

John Gallagher is a veteran homicide detective who loves stomping bad guys and hates partners. When the Lieutenant saddles him with this green kid named Mendes, his first reaction is to ditch her but a call comes in about a body on the river bank and the rotation says they’re up.

What they find are human remains, mutilated and partially devoured. Their investigation reveals a killer stalking the city with a pack of vicious, feral dogs.

And the suspect believes he is a werewolf.
But this is Portland, where crazy bastards outnumber normal ones ten to one. Except there’s another catch. The crazy werewolf guy? He isn’t crazy…

Lara Mendes has just been promoted to detective. The only stipulation is she is partnered with John Gallagher, a detective known for over stepping the line. Her job is to keep a leash on him. Their first case together is a lady killed by dogs. They then stumble upon Ivan Prall. Prall was a foster kid that was abused.

Lara and John find his hiding place in the basement of an abandoned shack. While looking around, they find some journals and some chains and leather restraints. They think he is just a little off but Prall thinks that he is a werewolf. But he must actually be one since the local stray dogs are forming a pack with him has the alpha.

Lara and John are on a race to find Prall, solve the murder of the mauled woman, and stop the dogs from attacking. They also need to learn to get along with one another.

I liked this story. There was a good mystery along with a paranormal twist. I admit that the story did feel like it drug in a couple places. But the ending clearly made it feel like it was the first in a series. I am curious to see what happens next. I think if you like paranormal thrillers you will like this book.

I received this book for free from Book Rooster in exchange for an honest review.

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