Review by Bibliophilia Templum – In A Taste of Home by C. Derick Miller, small town drama and corruption meets the curse of the werewolf. This early work of Miller’s gives a respectful nod to early Stephen King by using character choices and actions as the ultimate horror with the added monster horror as spice and catalyst. Miller’s diverse and vivid characters play upon your emotions as the horrors play upon your guts.
This story alternates between flowing narrative and brutal sequences. The foreshadowing creates titillating suspense, but you are ultimately not prepared for the turn things take. I had a moment of vocal exclamation accompanied by a brief desire to stab the author myself as the tale progressed.
These are not Hollywood movie werewolves! This one will keep you up at night.
A Taste of Home is book 1 in the Home Series, and I can hardly wait to read the next one!
A Taste Of Home
Winner – 2011 Reader’s Favorite Award
Toby Liberman is nearing the end of his rope. After a fateful confrontation with his wife’s lover, he is chased into the woods only to be discovered by an unidentifiable creature. He is attacked and rendered unconscious. Upon waking at the scene of a gruesome triple homicide, Toby is arrested as the sole suspect and thrown into a jail cell with a strange man that knows way too much about his predicament. The stranger reveals to Toby that he now possesses the curse of the werewolf. Using his new-found strength to flee his captors, Toby begins to discover that things are not what they seem in the sleepy town of Twin Oaks, TX. Now hunted by law enforcement, as well as the town’s gun toting civilians, Toby seeks vengeance against his false accusers and embarks upon a quest to clear his name once and for all.