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Detective Lara Mendes is thrilled to be given the chance to be part of homicide. Though when she is partnered with the bad tempered John Gallagher she isn't too sure. Never the less, she throws herself into their first case, and it's quite a doozy. They are called to a scene where some kids came across a body partially eaten by dogs. But some of the wounds inflicted seem to be done by a human and some by a yet unidentified beast, thought to be a wolf. From then on, both John and Lara are thrown into an unbelievable situation.
This was such a great read and I'm glad I gave it a chance. I always love a good werewolf book but when you incorporate detectives, then it's just a win win situation.
Both characters were well written and developed. Lara was pretty kick ass and well able to handle herself, though I did like the fact that she was afraid of dogs because it brought her down to earth and made her more relatable. Then we have John. He was grouchy, bad tempered and rude most of the time but there is so much more to him. He hates seeing his partners hurt so is more abrupt with new ones. Mendes comes on the scene and then they are thrown into a horribly brutal case, he doesn't know what to do. I really liked the dynamics between both of them and seeing their relationship grow.
Plot wise. It was slow enough at the start but definitely not boring. There is so much to the story that at no stage does it feel like nothing is happening. The idea of the werewolf using a pack of dogs was, for me anyway, unique and a great touch. I loved finding out about the person behind the wolf too!! Won't go into details for fear of spoiling it though!!
In all this was a scarily addictive read. I started it and didn't want to take out the earplugs because I needed to see what happens next. It was a dark and delicious read and I can not wait to read (or listen) to the next book in the series. I really enjoyed it and think that the audio helped a lot with that!
While listening I could picture this as a movie. Everything played out so well in my head and that's thanks to the narrator. He did an amazing job with the wolf and with the characters. He gave each character their own voice and he was easy to listen to.
*I received a copy of this for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
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If you could sum up Bad Wolf in three words, what would they be?
couldn't put down
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
How did the narrator detract from the book?
did not like narration
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
not necessarily, but I could and would have if had the time
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This book was really good!I enjoyed Bob Bartons narration.He was a pleasure to listen to.Detective Gallager is not well liked by his co workers.He loses partners all the time and wants to work alone.When Lara finally makes it to Homicide,she gets partnered with him.It's a good match and things go well aside from the band of stray dogs that are terrorizing the town.Their elusive leader doesn't seem quite a dog...so what is he and who will be next?
"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast or MalarHouse dot com"