CROC’S RETURN: Shifters Galore in a Small Bayou Enclave

Croc’s Return


CROC'S RETURN audio cover

Book 1 in the Bitten Point series
Author Eve Langlais
Narrated by Chandra Skyye
Tantor Media
Publication date Jan 26, 2016
Running time 6 hrs 18 min

Audiobook provided by publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.


Welcome to Bitten Point, where the swamp doesn’t just keep its secrets, it sometimes eats them.

Take one deadly bite and, bam, a man’s life is changed forever, or so Caleb discovers when a loss of control leads to him joining the military and leaving everything behind. Now that he’s back, making amends is harder than expected.

His ex girlfriend, Renny, is not interested in excuses. Caleb might have returned but her plan is to keep him at arm’s length. Only she can’t. Her son deserves a chance to get to know his father, but that doesn’t mean Renny is letting Caleb back into her heart. Now if only her heart would cooperate.

Things get dangerous when a mysterious being starts stalking the residents of Bitten Point. When the monster threatens his son, Caleb knows it’s time to unleash his dark inner beast so he can snap at danger–and take a bite out of life.

Coming home doesn’t always solve things…but it does pave the way for second chances.


My Take Oblong

Conspiracy and the stupidity wrought by youth both feature strongly in this story by Eve Langlais. I was entertained and realized that this is a book from a very prolific author.  She has to write quickly to put out as much material as she does.

I thought the idea of a shifter community with so many varieties of shifter, including crocodile and alligator was unusual. And, there was comic relief in a big, scary shifter’s pet as well as the attempts by a young couple to find a little privacy to be alone in a cramped extended-family living situation.

I really liked Caleb’s instant devotion to his son. That is always nice to see and Eve did a great job with that.  And, there’s a great twist in how his situation came to be.

There’s a dark side — with all that swamp and bayou there has to be. And, I have a feeling the conspiracy is what drives the series.  The world building could be a little more developed, but I think as a shifter series without a lot of gravitas, it won’t be too extensive.

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