Anna and Charles have been together for 3 years, and for the first time they are travelling for purely personal reasons. They go to visit Charles’ old friend, son of the local alpha, who’s life is coming to it’s natural end at the ripe old age of 83. With Anna at his side, Charles comes to spend some time with them, and to get Anna a horse of her own. While there, they discover a dangerous Fae on the loose and suddenly they are back into work mode. While keeping his friend’s family safe, they must track down and eliminate the threat.
This book series skips over the years and fits nicely within the Mercy Thompson series, but I love books like this one that focuses on the 2 character away from the overarching storyline. This book gives us a peek into Charles past, outside of the pack and outside of killing. As we know all of Anna’s story, expanding on Charles’ is nice. The chemistry between the two main characters are perfect as always and I feel like Briggs allowed Anna to turn into a very strong woman. Though getting over past trauma is never easy, it’s nice to see Anna being so strong. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series already.