SHADOW OF THE BEAST
Carter has done a remarkable job with this novel. Readers will enjoy the psychological suspense connected to finding out what happens to Jenny and, ultimately, her father. The portrayal of Kurt's love is endearing, as is Jenny's desire to understand and control what she has become. Though she seems to immediately accept her condition, it doesn't come across as unbelievable. Kurt and her doctor also provide a good balance to Jenny's character and help the reader to care and root for her to overcome what life has handed her.
(Dec. '04, 176 pp., $15.00)