Mini Reviews ~1 Horror and 1 Icelandic thriller

November 3, 2020 Book Reviews 3

Mini Reviews ~1 Horror and 1 Icelandic thrillerWolf Hunt by Jeff Strand
Genres: Horror
Published by Author Pages: 247
Format: eBook
Source: Bought

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Two thugs. One innocent woman. And one VICIOUS frickin' werewolf.
Meet George and Lou, thugs for hire. The kind of intimidating-yet-friendly guys who will break your thumbs, but be polite about it.
Their latest assignment is to drive across Florida to deliver some precious cargo to a crime lord. The cargo: a man in a cage. Though Ivan seems perfectly human, they’re warned that he is, in fact, a bloodthirsty werewolf.
George and Lou don’t believe in the supernatural, but even if they did, it’s daytime and tonight isn’t the full moon. Their instructions are straightforward: Do not open the cage. Do not reach into the cage. Do not throw anything into the cage. And they don't.
Unfortunately, Ivan doesn’t play by the usual werewolf rules, and the thugs find themselves suddenly responsible for a ferocious escaped beast. One who can transform at will. One who enjoys killing in human form as much as he enjoys killing as a monster.
If George and Lou want to save their careers, dozens of people, and their own lives, they need to recapture him. Because Ivan the werewolf is in the mood for a murder spree…
From Jeff Strand, the three-time Bram Stoker Award nominated author of PRESSURE, comes 75,000 words of action-packed, blood-soaked werewolf terror!

Time is not on my side but I am still enjoying reading/listening to a lot of great books so I opted to do some mini reviews so that I can get them finished and done so I am not stressing. 🙂

Wolf Hunt is my second book by Jeff Strand and I have to say I liked this one a lot better than the first book I read of his!

I have figured out that this author likes a bit of humor with his horror and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. It works pretty good in this one! In this one there are two thugs who get hired to take a werewolf across Florida and they were told not to talk to it, feed it, etc. Yes, it looks like a guy but he is a werewolf and extremely dangerous.

The guy antagonizes the two thugs till one gets mad enough that he thinks he is going to show the guy what is what sort of but things don’t turn out quite how George though as the guy really is a werewolf! So he ends up getting away and now they have a rampaging werewolf who doesn’t seem to care who he kills on the loose.

George and Lou set off to try and capture him and let me tell you I think these two thugs have nine lives!!! They get thrown around by this guy, slashed and bashed and anything else that a werewolf might do and still live to tell about it.

If you want a horror book that doesn’t take itself to serious then this is one for you! It does have some body horror and is a bit bloody in spots but it’s not really scary because I was laughing to much! 🙂

It wasn’t great but it wasn’t real bad either and I think it’s a trilogy and I could be tempted to try another.

Mini Reviews ~1 Horror and 1 Icelandic thriller

I received this book for free from Publicist in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Betrayal by Lilja Sigurðardóttir, Quentin Bates
Published by Orenda Books on July 1, 2020
Pages: 276
Format: eARC
Source: Publicist

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Burned out and traumatised by her horrifying experiences around the world, aid worker Úrsula has returned to Iceland. Unable to settle, she accepts a high-profile government role in which she hopes to make a difference again.But on her first day in the post, Úrsula promises to help a mother seeking justice for her daughter, who had been raped by a policeman, and life in high office soon becomes much more harrowing than Úrsula could ever have imagined. A homeless man is stalking her – but is he hounding her, or warning her of some danger? And why has the death of her father in police custody so many years earlier reared its head again?As Úrsula is drawn into dirty politics, facing increasingly deadly threats, the lives of her stalker, her bodyguard and even a witch-like cleaning lady intertwine. Small betrayals become large ones, and the stakes are raised ever higher…
Exploring the harsh worlds of politics, police corruption and misogyny, Betrayal is a relevant, powerful, fast-paced thriller that feels just a little bit too real…

This is my second Icelandic mystery thriller and I am afraid I just didn’t really like this one to much. I had a lot of things in it I personally wasn’t a fan of but then it was also just really slow and dull.

Úrsula has always worked overseas and has a bit of PTSD and she thinks taking the ministry job is something she can do to make a difference at home in Iceland. She just didn’t realize how promising a mother that she would look into her daughter’s rape case and see where it was in the system would turn out to be so much trouble.

There is also a homeless guy who starts to stalk her because he sees her with someone he calls the devil and it seems that he was the guy who killed Úrsula father when he was in prison. She doesn’t understand what it is that he is trying to warn her from and why he is stalking her but it really messes with her PTSD.

Everything comes together at the end with how the rape case and this homeless guy connects with some things going on with some people that she is working for but getting there was just a little slow and kind of boring as it just wasn’t interesting to me and I had a hard time trying to get through this one.

I also DNFed it but I finished it and I was a surprised at who was the bad guy but it wasn’t enough to save this one for me.

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