Thursday, April 3, 2014
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.
In Night Broken Mercy has to deal with are new and unusual actions and people. Look for Coyote, Adam’s ex-wife Christy, Mercy's half-brother and a new monster to make Night Broken another exciting read. Much of this book focuses on Christy and her actions. She is out to replace Mercy and has the backing of some of the pack. At first it looks like she will get the better of Mercy. Not with Adam but with the pack. Then Mercy does get her own. That walking stick is also back and plays a part in the story line. You can also look for a new and unusual member of the pack.
The book did have some flaws. I kept hoping Adam would step in and take his pack to task for how they were reacting to Christy and that he would make it plain the Christy that he did not approve of her actions. I did not like the ending. The book just stopped. Not how I like to see a book end.
I think you could read Night Broken as a stand alone but don’t. It is better if you have read at least some of the previous books.
Ace Books released Night Broken by Patricia Briggs in 2014. The release is in hardcover and ebook.