Review: The Beast of Brenton Woods by Jackson R. Thomas

A hungry werewolf is on the loose and he is not cuddly!

The Beast of Brenton Woods by Jackson R. Thomas
Horror Fiction 
Released June 2018
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Some legends never die....

The White Wolf, the Beast of Brenton Woods, a legendary creature said to walk like a man. When the full moon rises, it will feast. 

Unseen for years, truth has turned to rumor, mere folklore. Until something lures the monster from exile, calling it home.

For Tyler and Ben, a firsthand encounter leads to an exploration of the forbidden depths of Brenton woods, and for Ben, the discovery of a family secret.

When Wendy and her friends hangout in the abandoned cabin is compromised, the hunt begins. The target of a creature's desire, Wendy is hearing whispers in the night, finding footprints outside her window, and can't shake the dreadful feeling that something is waiting for her.

Deputy Kathy Wilcox understands the disturbances, the shredded carcasses, and the growing list of missing persons in town are connected to something larger than life. Will her acceptance of the legend end in tragedy?

There's a full moon above, the night is coming down, and blood is about to run. 

My Thoughts:

There is a werewolf on the loose and he’s got murder, food and procreating on the brain!

If you want a fast paced, action-packed, blood-soaked read and are sick and tired of watered down monsters you should give this one a go. I think you will be very satisfied. There are a few people who accidentally get in his path but, for the most part, his victims are no big loss to society.

This story is more than just people eating fun though and that’s why I liked it. There’s some good characterization, realistic dialogue and interesting plot threads here too. There’s a young boy who feels a weird connection to this monster and thinks his momma is keeping secrets and there’s a teenager who has a heart of gold and risks everything to save his feckless sister. It’s good to have a couple of good guys to root for in this cruel, cruel world.

This reminded me slightly of a Richard Laymon story, what with the pervy men and stupid people, but it wasn’t nearly as in your face with it all and there wasn’t all the rump and boob talk that Laymon loved so much. I enjoyed it without ever wanting to murder one of the characters myself.

My only minor issue was the plethora of characters. There were a lot of them in this novella and sometimes I struggled trying to remember who was who but maybe that’s due to my crappy memory and the fact that I couldn’t finish it in a sitting or two.

At any rate, it’s a solid four star read and recommended for you beast lovers!


  1. Happy to see you liked this. I have it on my reading list. Killer cover isn't it!

  2. Have you read High Moor? I recommend it!
    I do love wolfie stories!

  3. This was on my wishlist and now I really want to read it. I think any smart werewolf would be able to sniff out the dog lover in me (after all, they would be cousins) as well as my dislike for many humans and let me live. He might even chose to cuddle. Who knows :)

  4. I am getting tired of watered down monsters! Good to know real ones still exist in books like this. :)

  5. I read this one too. I will be sharing in the next couple weeks. Lovin' that cover.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  6. I love this cover, and it sounds like it's worth checking out:-)

  7. Oh, I like the sound of this one.


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