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

Release Date: March 11, 2014
Publisher: ACE
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Genre: Fantasy
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An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from a stalker. 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 stalker 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.


I always forget how much I love this series until I pick another one up.  Mercy is an auto mechanic married to the Alpha Werewolf in her city.  Mercy is not a werewolf she is a shape shifting Coyote and she is great.  She is far from perfect but she is a kick ass woman who can hold her own. She isn't a damsel in distress and will fight with everything she has to protect the ones she loves.

While trying to protect her husbands ex-wife she finds herself facing a threat that is way more dangerous than anything she has faced before. Her father Coyote himself gets involved in this fight although not in the most helpful ways and Mercy's old friend the fae walking stick comes back to help although it has changed some but Mercy can't figure out how. Maybe with the help of her father, and the wolf pack they have a shot at staying alive but it isn't going to be easy.

This was a great installment and really spoke to how the pack politics works.  I also love that most of the books really showcase Mercy as a strong independent woman. By the end of this book I think the pack starts to look at Mercy differently as well.