River Marked (Mercy Thompson #6)

River Marked


Coyote shifter Mercy Thompson knows that life with her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will never be boring, but even their wedding doesn't go as planned. Nevertheless, a ten-day honeymoon camping on the banks of the Columbia River, alone, just the two of them, should make up for it. But the trip - and the pimped-out trailer they're using - is courtesy of the fae. And nothing from the fae comes without strings attached...

Being a different breed of shapeshifter - a walker - Mercy can see ghosts, but the spirit of her long-gone father has never visited her. Until now. An evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River - and innocent people are dying. As other walkers make their presence know to Mercy, she must reconnect with her heritage to exorcise the world of the legend known as the river devil... (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)


This book was a little unique in that we only are focused on Mercy and Adam.  I was absolutely cracking up at the antics in the beginning of the book involving the wedding, but absolutely fitting.  What’s great about this book is that we get to see a devoted view of what Adam and Mercy’s relationship is like day-to-day.  In the previous books we get somewhat of a peek, but it’s always very brief. 

I loved the incorporation of heritage throughout this book as well.  There are a lot of characters that are not quite what they seem and it creates a wonderful mysterious tension throughout it all.  And let me just say, I’m never looking at otters quite the same way again…

Warning: Contains repeated violence and sexual content.

Rating: 5 stars!

Who should read it? Fans of Mercy and Adam – you only really get the two of them in this installment!

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