The Mastiff is to the dog as the Lion is to the cat.
I tend to judge a book based on how well it keeps my attention. If I find myself thinking about it when not reading, that's a bonus. If it keeps me from doing other things...like household chores, it's gotta be good. Goodhue paints an extremely colorful picture in this chilling tale. Extremely descriptive, frightening, and thrilling. Well formatted, well edited, well written.
I did receive a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I went on to purchase it for my elibrary.