Series: Mercedes Thompson No. 10 Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: March 7, 2017
Anything written by Patricia Briggs these days is pure gold. I always try to savor them (the year-long wait between books is brutal!), but I always seem to find myself devouring pages like there’s no tomorrow! The Mercy Thompson series is the sort of guaranteed good read that leaves me no doubt I’m going to love every moment. “Silence Fallen” was another awesome book in a long line of killer novels.
Without giving anything important away, I think it’s safe to reveal that “Silence Fallen” takes place primarily in another country. It was a much-appreciated change of scenery. Briggs provided an immersive experience rich in history and vibrant with description. It was a lot of fun getting to explore new environments (notice I haven’t mentioned where? The discovery is part of the fun! You’ll have to read it to find out). My only hold up is that I thought historical facts could’ve been integrated a little bit more smoothly. Briggs utilized the character’s personal knowledge of the place a little too often to be believable. Seriously, are you really going to be able to recall tiny details about a place you learned about in passing years ago in college? I didn’t totally buy it, but that’s probably because I can’t remember what I did yesterday. Regardless of delivery, the description was incredibly well researched and made me feel like I was there. It was a new adventure filled with fun discoveries and interesting villains.
“Silence Fallen” also offered multiple POVs, something I loved because I just can’t get enough of Adam Hauptman. His perspective adds so much richness to the story, and I’m hoping it won’t be the last time he gets a moment in the spotlight.
Overall, “Silence Fallen” was packed with an awesome mix of the supernatural, humor, romance, and action, topping itself off with one wallop of a surprise at the end that will knock you out of your armchair. If you haven’t given this series a try, you’re totally missing out!
I’d like to thank Berkley Publishing Group, Patricia Briggs, and NetGalley for the chance to read and review an early copy of “Silence Fallen.”
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