Though only forty miles south of New Orleans, Goose Island may as well be in another world. Five feet out of the shallow waters of south Louisiana's wetlands, the secluded island is home of the Tracists Monastery. It's also a resort frequented by actors, screenwriters, and powerful people in the burgeoning Louisiana film industry. When a heinous death occurs on the island, a movie producer hires Wyatt Thomas, the French Quarter's favorite sleuth, to find out whom or what killed the victim. Was it wild dogs or a rougarou (Cajun werewolf) as the local voodoo woman tells Wyatt? His own life threatened, he must first survive the killer (or maybe killers), and the deadly hurricane taking direct aim at the island. PRIMAL CREATURES is the third novel in the French Quarter Mystery Series that includes BIG EASY, and City of Spirits.
This genre is not among favorite genres, but this book was unbelievable and yet very believable. The author, Eric Wilder makes you feel like you're right there in the story with the characters. It makes you feel like you might want to check behind you; there might be a rougarou there.The book places you there at the Tracists Monastery believing you are at a restful and peaceful retreat. Then the story changes drastically. You might think when you first start reading this that it was just unbelievable, rougarous and voodoo? The characters were so real, you can actually place them in real life. The writing was excellant and you become totally engrossed in this story. The hurricane winds and water, the rougarou chasing Wyatt, Sierra and the Professor having an argument; you feel it all. Take a quiet, peaceful evening and start reading this book and you'll not put it down. I read the entire book in two sittings. You'll wonder if the locals had just believed too much voodoo or was there a rougarou, or maybe more than one? Just Fantastic, that's all to say. I would recomment this book to everyone. AUTHOR:
Eric Wilder was born in Louisiana, about a mile from mysterious Black Bayou. He grew up listening to his grandmothers' tales of ghosts, voodoo, and political corruption. Author of seven novels, four cookbooks and many short stories, Wilder lives and writes in Edmond, Oklahoma, about a mile from historic Route 66, along with wife Marilyn, four dogs, and two cats.