Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, must face her greatest fears in this chilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.
The vampire Wulfe is missing. Since he’s deadly, possibly insane, and his current idea of “fun” is stalking me, some may see it as no great loss. But, warned that his disappearance might bring down the carefully constructed alliances that keep our pack safe, my mate and I must find Wulfe—and hope he’s still alive. As alive as a vampire can be, anyway.
But Wulfe isn’t the only one who has disappeared. And now there are bodies, too. Has the Harvester returned to the Tri-Cities, reaping souls with his cursed sickle? Or is he just a character from a B horror movie and our enemy is someone else?
The farther I follow Wulfe’s trail, the more twisted—and darker—the path becomes. I need to figure out what’s going on before the next body on the ground is mine.
A new threat comes to Washington State's Tri-Cities in Briggs's solid 13th Mercy Thompson urban fantasy (after Smoke Bitten). Secrets come out and tensions rise among the Columbia Basin shape-shifter pack when it is implicated in the disappearance of Wulfe, the vampire who has been stalking shape-shifter mechanic Mercy. Marsilia, the mistress of the local vampire seethe, threatens to end the alliance between vampires and werewolves if the pack can't prove its innocence by finding and returning Wulfe to her. Complication arises when a series of dead bodies turn up throughout the Tri-Cities in murders that mimic the killings featured in a new horror movie and appear to be magic in origin. With the pack in danger and Mercy herself targeted by the murderer, she and her allies race to uncover who—or what—is doing the killings. As they peel back the layers of the mystery, they find themselves enmeshed in a more complex and much older supernatural plot. Briggs does a good job integrating exposition into her story, offering fans a refresher course on the characters and their backstories and even allowing new readers to jump in fairly easily. This keeps the series going strong.
Loved this book soo much an makes me wonder where patty is going for her mext book in the series!
Everything and more
Everything you like about Mercy is here in this book. Loyalty, love and bravery. Reads like all the rest of the series smooth and effortless. I will read her books until I die or she does. Thank you Patricia❤️
I love the Mercy books and have been preordering them for over a decade now.
This book felt so different from all of the others, and I couldn’t put my finger on it until I finished it.
It’s just a bunch of filler. Gone are the captivating character interactions and banter that I have come to cherish. I have cried and laughed and cheered for Mercy and her crew, but this time I didn’t feel a thing. Wulf is one of my favorites, so to say I am disappointed that a book centered around him is so mediocre is an understatement.