Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
|Print List Price:||£14.40|
Save £12.11 (84%)
Barking Madness Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The setting is a small town of Ashwood, home to Michael and his high-school friends. Michael's been working all summer and struggles under the constant criticism from his father. Not part of the "In-Crowd" they still joke around, party and talk about girls, but they don't get invited to THE monthly parties held by Brad. Brad's parties are renown for drink, drugs, sex and out of control behaviour and it is at her first Brad party that Rose, as she prefers to be called, witnesses a violent death, herself attacked and saved in the woods by Michael.
Rumours of a madman or a Wolf abound, but nothing stops Brad from holding a second party a month later. Rose mixes her drink and drugs and goes willingly to a bedroom with Zach, but something happens and when she awakes in the morning, naked and covered in blood, she's shocked to hear of a second death.
Plunged into a nightmare of paranormal beings, horrific dreams and a curse Rose struggles to cope. Will she allow Michael to become her friend and help her or does she fear letting anyone else get close?
This is a dialogue led book which has chapters of alternate point of view from Rose and Michael. At times the large chunks of dialogue slow the pace of the book and overshadow the thriller theme of the storyline. The author intended the teenage characters to be a realistic reflection of his peers and he has deliberately made many of them unlikeable which is a risky move as their is little empathy to be had between reader and characters. There are some good ideas and pieces of writing within the text but they are lost under a blanket of cloggy dialogue. Although labelled as YA, this book is less suitable for youngers readers in this age bracket due to its content.
This review is based on a free copy of the book given to me by the author.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
The first part of the book is all about the high school years and all the peer pressure that goes along with it. Ryan portrays these awkward years perfectly. Adding into the story the twist of werewolf thriller turns this story into the edge of your seat thriller. This book was a terrific first for Ryan Hill and I can not wait to see what he has in store for his next book!! Well done Ryan Hill!!!
Most recent customer reviews
Wow holy hell what did I just read ? 'Barking Madness' I think I can safely say this title perfectly sums up this book, it's...Read more