Reviewed by Phoebe Matthews
Member of The Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Jeri Westerson warns readers that it might be best to read the “Booke of the Hidden” series before reading this spin-off trilogy which starts with Moonrisers: A Moonriser Werewolf Mystery. It can be read as a standalone, but as a reader you might understand Jeff better if you read the series she recommends. Jeff refers to events that happened in that series.
I had not read the trilogy and I still enjoyed Moonrisers. I guessed right away who the killer was, but that was okay. The secondary characters that Westerson has created more than make up for the easy part of the mystery. I absolutely adore almost all of the secondary characters, especially the Aunties. For some reason, I am not a fan of Liam and Cam. I do not know why. I cannot put my finger on it, but Cam seems really shallow and Liam seems like he could cause problems down the road with his potential religious zeal. We will see.
Westerson has created an interesting character in Jeff and I think to truly understand his growth, I will have to read the Booke series and see how he became a werewolf. There are some inconsistencies in his story in this book where he waffles on how it ended with “his big bad.” So I am just curious.
Westerson has me hooked into seeing where this mystery goes. The title actually gives away what is coming because the title is the name of the pack that Jeff did not join and they were not really in this book. (Things that make you say “hmmmm…”.) So, who is grabbing a board and catching a wave, while we wait for the next one? See you on the beach!