“Hammerhead” Wilkins was not the cleverest of criminals, though he was one of the most violent. After his escape from Wandsworth Prison he made his way across country, killing any witnesses before they had a chance to report his whereabouts. The police followed the trail of corpses as far as Laverstone, where the trail ended. They sent dogs into the woods and alerted the residents of the nearby manor to stay indoors.
Felicia bit into the soft flesh of a corpse’s abdomen. The hammer blow had only made her cross, and had healed the instant she transformed into a wolf.