The Pet Author:Charles Grant Teenagers are being slaughtered by the Howler, a serial killer who stops in small towns just long enough to kill, just long enough to tear apart a family and a community. When he strikes in Ashford, the town reacts-setting limits on teens' activities, monitoring who goes where-and parents become paranoid. — Seventeen-year-old Don Boyd doesn't ne... more »ed the grief. He's already under siege-he's got family trouble, girl trouble, trouble with his high school classes and trouble with the jocks who rule the school. Surely the Howler will kill someone else, somewhere else, and then Don can go back to trying to escape notice.
But the Howler likes Ashford. And one frosty autumn night, the Howler chooses Don as his next victim. The attack is swift-but it doesn't go as planned. Suddenly the killer and the boy are surrounded by an unnatural mist, by green fire, by the sound of iron striking iron.
The villaage of Ashford , Neew Jersey, is about to discover terror. The Howler, a bloody killer who has already shredded six teens, is moving in. Seventeen year old Don Boyd dowsn't need the grief. He's already under siege--Jock trouble. Then one frosty autumn night, Don is jumped by the Howler. Suddenly they are surrounded by a fog, greenfire, the sound of iron striking iron...and Ashford's real horror begins. Basically a good horror story, I just had trouble stying interrested for the first part of the book.
I like Charles Grant and read that this book was on some 100 Best Horror books list, so thought I'd give it a read. I really didn't care for it. Alot of teen angst and a villian that is just not that scary. Not much gore and sex/language is pretty much PG rated. I think this is a story more fitting for the younger set... a tween or young adult.