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‘The Pack’ by Jason Starr

One of our fantastic readers recently recommended a book to me, The Pack by Jason Starr, and after checking it out on Amazon , I’m definitely intrigued. While it’s not usually the type of book I go for, it does sound like it could be a good read. Check out the plot description below and let me know what you think, and of course, if you have already read the book, feel free to share your thoughts on it.

‘When Simon Burns is fired from his job without warning, he takes on the role of stay-at-home dad for his three-year-old son. But his reluctance pushes his already strained marriage to the limit. In the nestled playgrounds of the Upper West Side, Simon harbors a simmering rage at his boss’s betrayal.

Things take a turn when he meets a tight-knit trio of dads at the playground. They are different from other men Simon has met, stronger and more confident, more at ease with the darker side of life- and soon Simon is lured into their mix. But after a guys’ night out gets frighteningly out of hand, Simon feels himself sliding into a new nightmarish reality.

As he experiences disturbing changes in his body and his perceptions, he starts to suspect that when the guys welcomed him to their “pack,” they were talking about much more than male bonding. And as he falls prey to his basest instincts, Simon must accept that werewolves exist if he is to turn the tides of his fortune…”

On top of being one of our reader’s picks, this book also has incredible ratings from others. Library Journal says, “Crime writer Starr succeeds in keeping readers on the edge of their seats….A great read; recommended for any paranormal suspense fan.”

It has definitely earned a lot of praise, but is it worth a read? What do you guys think?

– Moonlight

By moonlight

One of the writers for werewolves.com, as well as vampires.com.

10 replies on “‘The Pack’ by Jason Starr”

I have read and it is definitely worth reading! It keeps a strong pace throughout and defintely one of the better books I have read in a while especially those tired of every new werewolf book being a “paranormal romance” of some sort!! :)
Though I think anyone can like the book and it is hard to say too much more to explain without giving stuff away.
I will also say though that when reading just when you figure you know where this is going, it often doesn’t which keeps you reading and is definitely worth reading right to the end.

I’ll have to second the motion that it’s a breath of fresh air in regards to the tide of badly-written paranormal romance. However, it would’ve been nice if whoever came up with the synopsis wouldn’t have made the plotline so obvious! Without the glaringly obvious cover and that little cherry in the dustjacket synopsis, one could’ve mistaken it for a darker, literary story!

Dunno about the book, might check it out. But I have a question to ask. I cant find any of the books described in this entire website in my library, through the inter-library loan program, or at my local bookstore. Are these books only available online or can I have a store pointed out to me? Maybe a list of Werewolf stores or just werewolf selling bookstores across the U.S.?

Are you spelling them correctly? :) Most of the bigger books I mention should be found at the library. There are a few I talk about that are only available on the kindle, so that may be why you can’t find some. But this book, this one will be in the library, it’s big and popular enough.

I bought the book after hearing about it here. I was disappointed it petered out at the end, but glad I read it. I would recommend it to people here, with the caveat all the women in the book care about is sex. Well, except the nannies we never hear about after the beginning.

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