Series: Mercy Thompson #8
Published by Ace on March 11, 2014
Genres: Adult SFF, Urban Fantasy
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My Reviews in this series: Moon Called, Shifting Shadows
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 another great addition to the urban fantasy, Mercy Thompson series. If you’re just now coming in, this is book #8 in the Mercy Thompson series and you will definitely want to stop in your tracks and read the preceding books first if you haven’t already. With that said, prepare for a tense ride!
It is never ok to invite your Ex to be a house guest!
– I say this with the an utter lack of compassion and civility a wife can possibly muster (because hey you just don’t go there). There is never a time when it is ok for your man’s Ex to come stay in your house – and his ears should be lit on fire for even asking. Am I cruel? Maybe just a little *cackles madly* – because she really was in danger but seriously, as someone else…go to the cops. However, in Night Broken, of course this house guesting scenario is totally needed to setup the plot and make things challenging for Mercy. So, I don’t hold that against the book because hey it was entertaining in a “I would like to choke Adam, slap Mercy over the head, and throttle Christy within an inch of her life” sort of way. I mean that in a very positive way because honestly the fact that it got under my skin so much meant I am really attached to the characters and really care how everything that went down affected them.
– For me, Night Broken was very focused on relationships. Not only romantic ones but all of the ones between characters in this series. True there was a mystery to be solved or rather a main villain that Mercy and gang were working against but that isn’t what really captured me in this book. I was caught up in the workings of Adam and Mercy’s new marriage, Mercy’s position within the pack and how she’s been trying to settle into things and adjust to each pack member, the state of how things were left with her and Stefan, Mercy and Honey, possible friend or foe, Warren and Kyle, when are lies that you tell ok, are they ever really ok? I liked that I was getting more of a taste for how things stand with everyone. Though I wish there were more of Ben because I adore him. So while the plot with the new big bad ugly didn’t suck me in as much, everything going down with the character dynamic did.
Fans of urban fantasy and Mercy Thompson won’t be disappointed in this latest installment, Night Broken. My only question now is, what kind of trouble will she get into next??
Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8)
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