Den of the Wererats by Terry Miller
JONATHAN AND PAUL ARE NEW TO PORTSMOUTH, OHIO. TO STRENGTHEN THEIR PACK, THEY SOON RECRUIT KELLY AND DEVIN. THE FRESHLY TURNED PACK MEMBERS ADJUST AND SETTLE IN. BUT BEFORE LONG, SECRETS BEGIN TO UNRAVEL THEIR UNITY. TO COMPLICATE MATTERS, RAVEN, A NEW PROSPECT, HAS A SECRET OF HER OWN—A SECRET THAT WILL CONFRONT EVERY PACK MEMBER WITH HORRORS THEY NEVER IMAGINED.
Trigger Warning: This book contains subject matter that may be sensitive to certain readers.
I've read and thoroughly enjoyed a few of Terry's works now, which have all been short, shorts. Den of the Wererats is a novella, and I'm so happy that Terry is writing longer stories, because he's bloody good at it! Fingers crossed for a full novel one day When Kelly decides to take a shortcut through an alley, little does she know, her life is about to change, but in a way she never would've thought possible! And when Devin loses his job, he wants to seek revenge on his old boss, and he gets the perfect opportunity, also in a way he'd never have thought possible! A den of Wererats need to recruit more members to make sure their species doesn't die out, and in particular, they are in need of a new Momma rat, and what it takes to get a new Momma rat is pretty damn devious and brutal. With a tense, bloodthirsty and barbaric build up to a big bonfire party of sex, drugs and carnage by the river, they have a real smorgasbord of new recruits….but did they make a mistake with one of the recruits..?? (This particular part reminded me of the bonfire scene in The Lost Boys, but with rats!! ) This was a quick, fun, addictive read, with a good twist ending! And a great concept too, we've had werewolves, now its time to let the wererats loose!!
Have you ever read a book that was so page turning-ly great that you get to maybe 15 pages before the ending and get pissed at yourself for reading too fast? Well, if you haven’t buckle up because DEN OF THE WERERATS by Terry Miller is about to give you that and so much more. Kelly was just minding her business when her life became a lot more interesting… and not in a good way. Jonathan and Paul are looking to add to their pack. Kelly and Devin fit that bill. Enter a sweet piece of ass named Raven and things are about to get messy. Oh, and there’s wererats. DotW had me from page one! Coming in at around 70 pages, it is a high speed whirlwind of blood and insanity. It also can cause whiplash because plot twists are ALL over in this one. If this is Miller’s debut, I cannot wait to see what is in the future because this is pretty freaking amazing!