Moonlight Becomes You
Author Robert Herold
This was a selection of mine from the good people at Blackthorn Book Tours. I originally got interested in this when I read the summary/blurb for the novel.
“The Eidola Project travels to Petersburg, Virginia, to investigate a series of murders in the Black community--rumored to be caused by a werewolf. Once there, danger comes from all quarters. Not only do they face threats from the supernatural, the KKK objects to the team's activities, and the group is falling apart. Can they overcome their human frailties to defeat the evil that surrounds them? Winner of two 1st place wins from the Southeastern Writers Association, including Best Novel!”
I must say I got more than I anticipated out of this novel. It does start a little slow but once you get to the meat of the story the action is practically nonstop. This is a story full of supernatural villains, real-life villains, good vs. evil, romance and all kinds of mental and emotional drama. All carefully and expertly woven into a tapestry of a tale. From the beginning you start this slow climb through the details and by the time you get near the top it all seems to be masterfully coming together. Then with rapid and consistent pace you finish the ascension with a satisfying finale worthy of the time spent reading.
Excellent action all the way through. There is a strong and very real KKK presence in the story. This of course leads to some very disturbing scenes in the book. However, if you compare what is in the story to the things that really happened in this country alone, I’d say the content in the story is a fairly mild representation of the racial issues in that era. I understand that this might make some people uncomfortable but it was a reality and still is to a large degree. I think it was bold of the author to include such situations so that people who haven’t experienced that kind of discrimination can get a glimpse of what it is like.
I really enjoyed this novel. It was a fast read and very easy to get through. The chapters are well organized and everything flows perfectly. Truly a must read for any thriller lover.
Book Information: Moonlight Becomes You by Robert Herold
Acclaim for Moonlight Becomes You
Moonlight Becomes You earned 1st place in two categories for the Southeastern Writers Association, including Best Novel.
About Robert Herold
The supernatural always had the allure of forbidden fruit, ever since Robert Herold's mother refused to allow him, as a boy, to watch creature features on late night TV. She caved in. (Well, not literally.)
As a child, fresh snow provided him the opportunity to walk out onto neighbors' lawns halfway and then make paw prints with his fingers as far as he could stretch. He would retrace the paw and boot prints, then fetch the neighbor kids and point out that someone turned into a werewolf on their front lawn. (They were skeptical.)
He has pursued many interests over the years (among them being a history teacher and a musician), but the supernatural always called to him. You could say he was haunted. Finally, following the siren's call, he wrote The Eidola Project, based on a germ of an idea he had as a teenager.
Ultimately, he hopes the book gives you the creeps, and he means that in the best way possible.