Patricia Briggs – Bone Crossed

In a world where “witches, vampires, werewolves, and shape-shifters live beside ordinary people” ( Booklist), it takes a very unusual woman to call it home. By day, Mercy Thompson is a car mechanic in Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shape-shifter with some unusual talents, Mercy’s found herself maintaining a tenuous harmony between the human and the not-so- human on more than one occasion. This time she may get more than she bargained for.
Author: Patricia Briggs
Narrator: Lorelei King
Duration: 9 hours 7 minutes
Released: 9 May 2002
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Language: English

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This is a strange book. One one hand it references the events of the previous book, it doesn’t really seem to matter. While Mercy does have repercussions from the last adventure, it didn’t seem to have major implications on the plot like it should have. While that felt a bit weak, the plot of this book seemed more of a filler story that seemed to have little impact on the overall narrative. Mercy is contacted by a former college roommate to help with a ghost problem. Mercy goes to help to get out of the Tri-Cities and encounters some sinister dealings with a local denizen. Dangerous antics ensue and Mercy must make some deals that could put her future in jeopardy. She works through the issues and with the help of the Pack and some other friends she resolves the issue. There’s some appearances by Uncle Mike which was a really fun part of the book. Bran visits and it’s a heartfelt visit, the same with Mercy’s mom, even though there’s some tension between all involved. This book is fine, but it’s not my favorite in the series.

Lorelei King does a solid job, even with the new characters, they’re performed different and it works out well. I would like to see a more stripped down Mercy novel next time, with less new throw-away random characters.