#BookReview Moonlight Becomes You
After reading The Eidola Project by Robert Herold, I decided I liked the story so much that I needed to read the next installment. One year later, Moonlight Becomes You reached the top of my TBR! You can read my review of The Eidola Project here. So without further ado, on to the review.
If you enjoy historical settings for your paranormal mysteries, Moonlight Becomes You is a must-read.
The Eidola Project features a vampire as the monstrous entity the story's plucky crew of paranormal investigators must overcome. It will be no surprise to readers Moonlight Becomes You features a werewolf based on the book's cover alone. Never fear! Knowing from the get-go what monster our heroes face doesn't detract from the story one bit.
Why, you ask? Shouldn't there be some mystery in a story about paranormal investigators? Well, there is plenty of mystery. Who is the werewolf terrorizing the Black community? Is it someone in the local Ku Klux Klan or a person much closer to the community's heart? There are plenty of suspects, and when the monster is revealed, the reader will have drawn the same conclusion as the investigators. Herold's mystery writing is really top-notch.
Of course, the werewolf isn't the only terrorizing monster in the novel. Oh, no! The real monsters are the ones who are purely human—the klan members who keep their boots firmly on the necks of their Black neighbors. The drama caused when Edgar, the highly educated Black paranormal investigator, shows up is as compelling as the supernatural aspects of the tale.
As in this book's predecessor, Herold uses clever word choice and telling details to transport the reader back to post-Civil War America. If you enjoy historical settings for your paranormal mysteries, Moonlight Becomes You is a must-read.
Herold is a busy author. The third installment in the series is already out and on my TBR.