by Patricia Briggs
Review by Amber R
I could smell her fear, and it satisfied something deep inside me that had been writhing under her cool, superior gaze. I curled my upper lip so she could get a good look at my sharp teeth. I might only weigh thirty or so pounds in my coyote shape, but I was a predator...
Mechanic Mercy Thompson can shift her shape - but not her loyalty. When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to Mercy to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not.
Mercy's loyalty is under pressure from other directions, too. Werewolves are not known for their patience, and if Mercy can't decide between the two she cares for, Sam and Adam may make the choice for her.
Mercy has this innate ability to get into a mess. This book is no different from the other two I've read. Mercy is brought into a murder investigation going on in Fairyland by Zee and Uncle Mike. They figured she could use her coyote nose to sniff out a murder. What they didn't realize was that there would be all kinds of downfall from having her there. She figures out who the murderer is and Zee and Uncle Mike go confront the killer. But when they get there, he's already dead and Zee is arrested for his murder.
I couldn't stop reading this book once I started. Mercy is finally going to make a choice between Sam and Adam. There is just so much that happens. The last 30% of this book had me tearing up constantly. It was so sad. I couldn't help but continue reading, I couldn't help but devour this book. Mercy is investigating the murders in Fairyland to try to figure out what really happened to get Zee out of jail. While investigating, Mercy stirs up a whole lot of stuff that the fae don't want stirred up.
In this book we get a lot more information about the fae and how they work. Also, there is a ton of stuff going on. There wasn't one dull moment. But there were a lot of heart breaking moments. Ben surprises us all at a critical moment. Mercy stands up to Adam several times. We also get some more up close time with Adam's pack. This is a great installment to the Mercy books. Easily my favorite so far.