Image of Night Broken (Mercy Thompson)


Image of Night Broken (Mercy Thompson)

Adjusting to marriage, a new stepdaughter and inclusion in the pack is a lot for anyone to cope with, but add in the manipulative ex-wife of your husband and you have a potential recipe for disaster. Mercy continues to be a charming, gutsy and fascinating character, even as she struggles with feeling like she’s on the outside looking in with regard to relationships. And now that Mercy has so much more invested in life, any threat to those she loves ratchets up the danger and drama. Briggs is an incomparable storyteller!

A frantic phone call from Adam’s ex-wife, Christy, throws a new challenge at Mercy while she attempts to be assimilated into pack life. Christy met a man who has turned into a dangerous stalker — and who may have killed her friend. Although she’s not a werewolf, there are many in the pack who view Christy much more favorably than Mercy, so Christy’s return is a particular source of discord. However, Christy’s scheming turns into a secondary issue when it becomes apparent her pursuer is much more than he seems… and may not be human at all. (ACE, Mar., 352 pp., $26.95)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith