Review: BLOOD AND RAIN by Glenn Rolfe

The release of BLOOD AND RAIN by Glenn Rolfe couldn’t have been better timed. Nothing seems more appropriate in the days leading up to Halloween than pure, classic monster horror and Rolfe’s werewolves fit the bill perfectly.

coverFrom the product description on Amazon

The light of a full moon reveals many secrets. Gilson Creek, Maine. A safe, rural community. Summer is here. School is out and the warm waters of Emerson Lake await. But one man’s terrible secret will unleash a nightmare straight off the silver screen. Under the full moon, a night of terror and death re-awakens horrors long sleeping. Sheriff Joe Fischer, a man fighting for the safety of his daughter, his sanity and his community, must confront the sins of his past. Can Sheriff Fischer set Gilson Creek free from the beast hiding in its shadows, or will a small town die under a curse it can’t even comprehend? One night can-and will-change everything.


In BLOOD AND RAIN, Glenn Rolfe pays homage to the days when werewolves were blood-thirsty, kill-hungry monsters, before they became vehicles for the type of rape and torture fiction in which they are so often featured today. This blood and guts extravaganza is a Saturday creature-feature of a book, complete with dark and stormy nights, quirky small town characters, and the slow creeping buildup in the month between full moons. And Rolfe doesn’t waste that buildup time on fluff and filler, instead choosing to use the space for the best character development of his career so far, creating full bodied, richly developed characters that you can really care about. By the end of the book I was fully invested in the fates of Joe, Sonya, Nick, and various other characters, many of whom turned out to be red-shirts. By which I mean, try not to fall too much in love with anyone. In the last third of the book, as the pace becomes more and more frenetic and blood and body parts fly with increasing frequency, the body count rises at an alarming rate. No-one is safe from Rolfe’s bloody pen.

Glenn Rolfe is a rising star in horror fiction and BLOOD AND RAIN is his best offering to date. It’s a perfect nightmare romp to curl up with on a gloomy night. Grab a blanket, grab some popcorn, and grab a copy of this book.


BLOOD AND RAIN can be purchased on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, and direct from Samhain.

To learn more about Glenn Rolfe, check out his website:

If you’d like to follow along with the BLOOD AND RAIN blog tour use the hashtags: #BloodandRain, #Werewolves, #WereRolfe. You can find a list of the tour dates here:


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