Friday, March 28, 2014

Book Review: Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs

An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.

Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.

Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s ex is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart

Night Broken is a good addition to the Mercy Thompson series.  I can always count on Patricia Briggs to bring new and intriguing elements into her novels!  I'd never heard of the monster in this book, but it's a real creature from mythology.

The characters are well developed and ever evolving.  That's one thing I enjoy about series, the chance to see characters grow and change.  One character, it seems, will never change - Christy, Adam's ex-wife.  She's a little one-dimensional, but she makes a good foil for Mercy.  Although werewolves are supposed to be smart, I don't understand how Christy is able to so easily manipulate all of them against Mercy.

The story flows well and is packed with suspense.  I could read this in one sitting, but I made myself put it down so the experience wouldn't be over so soon.  The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs is one of my favorites.  Night Broken is the eighth and latest published novel.  We have to wait until 2015 for the next one.  So that gives you time to start from the beginning if you've never read any of the books!

 I give this book 4 Bookworms.

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