Early Grave by Lori Drake – A Book Review

Posted May 26, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 1 Comment

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Early Grave

(Grant Wolves – Book 1)

by Lori Drake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Urban Fantasy

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

Very unique tale, worth checking out.

What is it about?

(Blurb from Goodreads)

She couldn’t save his life. Can she save his soul?

Joey and Chris have everything werewolves could ask for: a strong pack, good health, money, and centuries stretching ahead of them to live their lives to the fullest. Or do they?

When Chris turns up dead, the whole pack goes on alert. A killer is on the loose, one who knows enough about werewolf biology to be a real threat.

But it’s not just her pack that Joey ends up fighting for. Chris’s spirit lingers, denied his eternal rest by a ruthless fanatic. Can Joey foil the killer’s nefarious scheme and set her best friend’s spirit free? Or will he be trapped between this world and the next forever?

Early Grave introduces a new breed of werewolf in a nail-biting mystery chocked full of surprising twists, complex emotions, and a diverse cast of characters. If you like strong, independent women and convention-defying tales with a generous dose of the supernatural, you’ll love this book.

This book was previously published as A Turn for the Worse. Same great book, new cover & title!


This was a completely unique tale, mixing witches, ghosts and werewolves with aplomb. It took me s little while to get into it, but once I did, I was eager to try to figure it out.


Third Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type


Steam Level



  • Unique take.
  • Character development.


  • Final antagonist was underwhelming after build up.
  • Some parts are fairly confusing.

Favorite Lines

After all, no pack ever traveled faster than its weakest member. (33%)
“One of my best friends is a vegan.”  “My condolences. But that’s more bacon for us, I suppose.” (46%)


4 out of 5 Stars

A very unique Urban Fantasy that sets up the rest of the series well. Worth checking out.

Published June 19th, 2018

382 Pages

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