Benighted has two great things going for it. It's a novel with a Big Idea: it's set in a world much like ours, only 99% of people were werewolves, and when they're wolves they're pure unthinking predators. The small percentage of people who are born with the birth defect that they don't transform are conscripted into a government agency who have to take care of lawbreaking 'lunes' on full moon nights. Whitfield does a great job of world-building and exploring the details of how such a society would function.

But it's also a very dark novel about some very damaged people caught in a terrible situation and that kept me turning pages as well.

FuzzyCo grade: A