I always enjoy Brian Moreland's work, particularly so his Winter Horror, and THEY STALK THE NIGHT, his newest, is a fine blending of Winter Horror, Folk Horror, Historical Horror, with contemporary issues common to current culture [domestic abuse, drug epidemic, violence, sexism, psychopathy, etc. ] Arrayed against these pervasive negatives of the human condition are strong moral characters, integrity, familial devotion (mothers, father, grandparents), and generational shamanic lineage. Mr. Moreland's choice of creature to inhabit this Land of Horror will particularly resonate with fans of Graham Masterton and Algernon Blackwood. Although it's not specifically named, the resemblance is clear and welcome, as the author giftedly delineates the nature and capabilities and weaknesses of this predator.
Kudos also for the STRONG female characters ! and the foil theme of the "bodyguard professional" and his ulterior motives for seeking the position of "security guard" on the Minnesota pipeline construction.
The plot is sound and well-knitted, and characters are linked up in a realistic and satisfying fashion. This author knows Plot and Character, p and both are strongly delineated here.
Caution: gore, violence, sexual assault, p sexism, psychopathy, obscenity, hunting, black-market, willingness to sacrifice others, fatalities [aninal, human], otherworldly Horror.