Publisher's summary: Mercy Thompson returns in the seventh novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.
Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more…
After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They’ve all been abducted.
Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.
Tiffany's take: In the beginning of the book Briggs dives into the relationship between Mercy and her new step daughter Jesse. And what better way to bond with your new teenage step daughter than Black Friday shopping.
And if you think Black Friday shopping is a pain, it doesn’t stop there for Mercy. Her night just keeps getting worse.
Car accidents, kidnapping a whole wolf pack, mystical coyote magic, and much more action make this book great. For the first time in long time I didn’t guess right away who the villain was. Briggs kept me guessing till the very end.
I also like how half way through the book it almost seems like the end, there is some resolution, then something else happens and you’re like…. WHAT! I didn’t see that coming.
I love this series, I like seeing the bond between Mercy and Adam get stronger. Her loyalty to the pack, even though there is some resentment from the other pack mates because of what Mercy is. It was nice to see Mercy really take her place in the pack and how she lets everyone know her place in the pack.
We also get some POV from Adam, which is awesome!
So if you have read the previous Mercy Thompson books, you have to read this one, it will not disappoint you.