52Books: The Pack: Winter Kill by Mike Oliveri

It’s very rare that I read a book in one day. As much as I like to read, I just can’t block out that much time in a day to read. 50 pages is a good day for me. There are always exceptions.

My Amazon order arrived at my office just before lunch. It contained Mike Oliveri’s The Pack: Winter Kill and I stuck it in my pocket on the way out the door. Eating alone that day, I sidled down at my favorite cafe, Capital Roasters, with a hot Cuban, unsweet Ice Tea and the book.

Munching away at the delectable pulled pork and ham sandwich, I bit into the first chapter of The Pack: Winter Kill. By the time I had finished my sandwich and started in on chips, I had devoured 40 pages. I finished it up that evening in 15 and 30 minute bites. Consumed and Satisfied.

The Pack: Winter Kill is a page turner with fast action, succinct dialogue and short chapters. Mike Oliveri races you through the book and you clamber to turn the pages fast enough.

An ongoing series of novels and graphic novels under the title The Pack, Winter Kill is a promising start to the saga of a family of werewolves living in the Minnesotan tundra. Oliveri cleverly delivers the series debut as a crime thriller rather a gory horror slasher, allowing the reader to be introduced to the family rather than the satisfying savagery that ends the first book. This was a plus for me being a newly reinvigorated fan of noir and crime fiction, and over the course of the year you’ll find I like a good horror as well.

The Pack: Winter Kill is the first of many good books to be published by new indie publisher Evil Eye Books and is available on Amazon. Learn more about the Bram Stoker award winning author, Mike Oliveri, at his website: http://www.mikeoliveri.com

I’m currently reading The First Rule by Robert Crais featuring Elvis Cole’s strong arm partner, Joe Pike. Great read so far, learn more next Monday.

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