Tired of the same old werewolf-shifter slut-screws-the-wolf-pack cliche?

The Clearing - Thomas Rydder

 


How about a refreshingly horrific take on the werewolf genre:

Escaping his own personal tragedy of a divorce, Sheriff Cutlip has built an easy life in a sleepy Pennsylvania mountain county. He likes it that way, simple, uncomplicated, which is why he took the job.

All that changes in the span of a few weeks.

Beth Lowe lives out at the edge of the forest covered mountains, raising her niece as a daughter after the death of Beth's sister and husband. Beth's quiet existence is shattered by the presence of an ancient, monstrous evil.

Her dog has been attacked, and within hours, days, it begins to change into something large and vicious.

In the hunt for these elusive beasts in the forest, Sheriff Cutlip's brother is attacked, bitten severely.

What began as a simple threat to livestock, becomes an intensely personal battle for survival of their community.

THE CLEARING harkens back to the good ole days of classic horror, where werewolves slaughter men who stand in their way. Something reminiscent of The Howling or American Werewolf in London.

You won't find any muscle-bound shifters dragging women off to the wolf pack gang-bang, but you will find a well written thriller with true-to-life characters facing horrific circumstances.