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Silence Fallen By Patricia Briggs: Review/Giveaway

IN THE April 1 ISSUE

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by Mary Anne Barker

Details on how to win a copy of Silence Fallen at the end of this review along with a link to purchase the book from Amazon, and an indie bookstore where a portion goes to help support KRL.

Mercedes Thompson is a simple Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington, but then maybe she isn’t so simple since she has the ability to take the form of a coyote at will. She is also surrounded by supernatural beings, including werewolves, vampires, and fae.

In Silence Fallen, Patricia Briggs latest Mercy Thompson novel, Mercy sets out just to get chocolate chips and eggs to make chocolate chip cookies and chaos happens. She is attacked and kidnapped by the most powerful vampire in the world and is taken far away from home and friends. Being Mercy she escapes, but then finds herself far from home without clothes or money. And if you have ever traveled and forgotten anything or been evacuated in a hurry, you’re wincing in sympathetic pain. This book is a rollercoaster ride, and it starts with a huge drop.book

I was very impressed with how well Mercy coped with being so far outside her comfort zone. But it was helpful that Charles (one of the many werewolves in her life), sometime in the past had given her a blue print of what to do. And yes sometimes the kindness of strangers absolutely touches your heart and leaves you humbled.

We get much more of Adam’s point of view this time. Most of the books have been primarily from Mercy’s point of view. But in this one, to round out the action you need Adam, to see what’s going on to help recover Mercy, and their strategic thinking and planning.

The master vampire is responding to something that happened in the previous book “Fire Touched.” He was combining concern over repercussions, testing vulnerabilities, and pushing boundaries all at once. Then trying to use other people to fix what he has let go wrong…way too convoluted and byzantine.

I enjoyed the book a lot. I do love both the series that Patricia Briggs has in this world very much, and I look forward each year to next book. Patricia Briggs books just keep getting better and better, more depth and passion. Mostly people working together and trying to build better lives and married couples working through problems to become better partners. Yes, this is a paranormal world, but people are people, some nice, some not so nice, and some that just need to be eliminated.

Though Patricia Briggs did sneak a total surprise in on me. Caught me flat footed, going what?!? Even when I re-read the books, I only went “sneaky author.”

To enter to win a copy of Silence Fallen, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “fallen,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen April 8, 2017. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out more fantasy/horror book and TV reviews in our Fantasy and Fangs section.

Click on this link to purchase this book & a portion goes to help support KRL & an indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy:

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Mary Anne Barker works at the Reedley Library. She loves books, TV and movies.

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.

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1 ChristinNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 1:55pm

So far i havent won a giveaway but i will keep trying, i love these books

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2 Sarah WeissNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 2:03pm

I am so excited about this latest installation in the Mercy series!!!

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3 HannahNo Gravatar
Twitter: @HannahHartline
April 3, 2017 at 2:07pm

She caught me by surprise too! But I secretly think I loved it/knew it all along. 😉

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4 Heather CorbyNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 2:08pm

I am a huge fan of the Mercy Thompson series. Winning this would make my week!

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5 KimNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 2:18pm

Can’t wait to hear more from Adams POV!

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6 Andrew R. HotchkissNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 2:21pm

Andrew.r.hotchkiss@gmail.com. hoping no to win.

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7 Penelope CramptonNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 2:35pm

I neglected to order this on time for release day and this would be an awesome way to make up for that lack! Wonderful series…

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8 Nicole GilesNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 2:38pm

I LOVE Patricia Briggs-

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9 Deborah StorlieNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 2:43pm

I love these books and look forward to more!

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10 Kristin HungerfordNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 2:46pm

I very much enjoyed the surprise at thr end as well as Adam’s POV.

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11 Maritza MNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 2:54pm

Oh! It would be great to win!

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12 TrinnaNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 2:54pm

Love Mercy and Adam. Wish they were real people.

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13 TrinnaNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 2:57pm

I love Patricia Briggs’ characters.

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14 Ansvi ShettyNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 3:06pm

I would love to win this

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15 SamanthaNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 3:07pm

Love love love her books! Can’t wait to read tis one.
Samantha.goodner@gmail.com

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16 SandraNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 3:24pm

I love this series!

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17 Dawna prestonNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 3:27pm

I love patricia Briggs books

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18 StaceyNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 3:31pm

I really enjoyed your review of Silence Fallen. Its a very good book! Love the fact that we see more from Adams point of you. Also its awesome to know or well let’s say to have more affirmation that Mercy is Brans daughter of his heart if not by blood!

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19 Jim ElliottNo Gravatar
Twitter: @libraryjim
April 3, 2017 at 3:36pm

I agree, I love her books and Patricia Brooks DOES keep getting better and better with each new book! The Mercy series is my favorite, however.
It would be a thrill to win a copy of “Silence Fallen”.

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20 Seraphia S.No Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 4:16pm

I am a huge fan of this series. I have some catching up to do but would love to win this book. Heavenly_Anime_Songstress@yahoo.com

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21 AngelaNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 4:24pm

This book was amazing – I reread it directly after finishing it. Nice twist – had to revisit with different eyes. Keep up the good work – no one is ready to let go of any of these characters.

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22 Meredith VeatchNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 4:32pm

I was totally caught off guard by the twist. I will need to reread the book to see if I see if coming the second time around.

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23 Sharon O'HaraNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 4:33pm

Great review. Love this series!

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24 Lorena DuBoisNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 4:57pm

Submitting my entry :)

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25 Tanya HinkleNo Gravatar
Twitter: @MrbdSpectacles
April 3, 2017 at 5:09pm

I would love this Mercy book! I lost all my others in my old house. I’m still trying to rebuy the 100+ books I used to have.

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26 Tena BurnesNo Gravatar
Twitter: @TenaBurnes
April 3, 2017 at 5:22pm

I gave enjoyed reading all of The Mercy
Thompson series. My daughter in law
Got me hooked on these books.

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27 DebbieNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 5:23pm

This book is awesome!!!

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28 Jen starrNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 5:39pm

Crossing my fingers!!

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29 Brandi StocksNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 5:41pm

Love love love Mercy!

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30 Anica PrestonNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 5:44pm

I love this series :) Mercy is such a relatable character for me, the fact that she is strong enough to stick to her sense of right and wrong no matter what the situation gives me hope that I’m not the only person left who can do that

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31 Deborah L CooperNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 5:47pm

I love the Mercy Series! The audio books are great for the commute too!

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32 Deborah L CooperNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 5:48pm

I love the Mercy series and the audio books are great for commuting too!

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33 Julie FolsomNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 5:49pm

Good review. I already want to read this book, and your review just made it more encouraging to do so! Hoping I win, too, because I’m trying to collect the series!

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34 Natachia GibsonNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 6:18pm

Would love to win a copy. njgibson823@gmail.com

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35 Amy DandradeNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 6:23pm

I can’t wait to read this book.

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36 Josh PelletierNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 6:30pm

Entering for my gf, she would love to win this giveaway

thank you for the chance!

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37 Josh PelletierNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 6:32pm
38 MaureenNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 7:34pm

Love this author, Love her “Mercyverse”, hope she continues writing such engaging characters, full of all our normal follies but fiercely brave and true yo the ones they love.

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39 MaureenNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 7:35pm

Love this author, Love her “Mercyverse”, hope she continues writing such engaging characters, full of all our normal follies but fiercely brave and true yo the ones they love.

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40 melissa acquavivaNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 7:44pm

Love Mercy books! Such a great series, Thank you for the giveaway.

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41 StephanieNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 7:52pm

Thank you for the chance to win! This series is amazing and love the Omega spin off series! Good luck to all who entered! 😀

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42 Kayla FNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 7:53pm

I couldn’t believe this last book! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time! I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next! ?

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43 Susan HoopengarnerNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 7:59pm

I love Patricia Briggs!! She is the best author ever!! Mercy is amazing! The fact I am also in the Tri-Cities makes it even better!!!

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44 Megg WestNo Gravatar
Twitter: @Meggbookwest
April 3, 2017 at 8:41pm

I love Mercy and I’m so ready to read the next book in her series.

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45 DeniseNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 8:57pm

I love all of Patritia Briggs books and would love a copy of this one!

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46 ElizabethNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 9:38pm

I can’t wait to read SILENCE FALLEN! Patricia is so talented.
Ewilbur217@yahoo.com

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47 Lacey GarriganNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 10:01pm

I would be so happy to win this it’s my favorite series!!!

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48 Erin FountainNo Gravatar April 3, 2017 at 10:12pm

Love your Mercy series and your work!

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49 Marie GalvezNo Gravatar April 4, 2017 at 4:37am

this book was awesome! I love new characters and to have back stories for the characters that already existing is great! I missed zee and tad but Adams POV made up for it!

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50 AshleyNo Gravatar April 4, 2017 at 5:49am

I cannot believe how addictive this series is. From the first page, you are hooked!

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51 NickiNo Gravatar April 4, 2017 at 7:30am

Love Mercy and all her friends.
Nic_businessacct@yahoo.com

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52 Michael AxtmanNo Gravatar April 4, 2017 at 8:31am

I am big fan. Love this series and all of her books.

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53 Jenilee KaschNo Gravatar April 4, 2017 at 9:14am

I’ve been looking forward to this book, But haven’t been able to purchase it yet for reasons. Along with a few others. A chance to win something this amazing. I’ll take my chances for Mercy and the pack. ^_^

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54 Denise TroumbleyNo Gravatar April 4, 2017 at 10:22am

Loved the twist at the end….but I kept wondering who he really was.

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55 JasmineNo Gravatar April 4, 2017 at 11:49am

I love her books ,I have every one but this one . I can’t wait to read it

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56 Ashley PantonNo Gravatar April 4, 2017 at 12:50pm

Please please ? i love her books and always on the look out for her books. I would already have this book if I wasn’t even tight on money right now but my daughters and hubby canes first. Thank you for a chance to win and for doing the giveaway. asjpanton@gmail.com

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57 Ashley PantonNo Gravatar April 4, 2017 at 12:52pm

Please please ? i love her books and always on the look out for her books. I would already have this book if I wasn’t even tight on money right now but my daughters and hubby canes first. Thank you for a chance to win and for doing the giveaway. asjpanton@gmail.com

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58 Judy NeubergerNo Gravatar April 4, 2017 at 1:11pm

Mercy Thompson is an inspiration, she deals with so many different beings but always comes out on top. Thankfully she has many in her corner th help.

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59 KerysNo Gravatar April 4, 2017 at 2:09pm

I have all of the mercy books and the alpha Omega books, I love Patricia’s work… I would love to win a copy of this book!!!!

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60 JenniferNo Gravatar April 4, 2017 at 5:08pm

Love ?? this series! All her books intrigue me!
Jmmonroe2011@gmail.com

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61 Summer CookNo Gravatar
Twitter: @picfxr
April 4, 2017 at 11:10pm

I have loved every book in this series! Briggs is one of those writers that just snaps you in from the first page and never lets you go. And you always want MORE!

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62 S.No Gravatar April 5, 2017 at 3:34am

I had the same reaction to that twist at the end! I never saw it coming.

My email is justlisten33@yahoo.com

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63 HannahNo Gravatar April 5, 2017 at 11:04am

I love the Mercy Thompsons series, and agree that the books haven’t fallen off in story or character! Patricia Briggs keeps finding ways to make us want to stay in Mercy’s world and see what trouble she can dig up!!

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64 Ruth GalanNo Gravatar April 5, 2017 at 2:03pm

Funny how I came about this author. Years ago one of my sisters had a boyfriend who was two-timing her and I was about ready to beat him up because of it. Then he went to jail and we never heard from him again. I found Cry Wolf in a denim jacket he had left at our house and since then Patricia Briggs has been my favorite author.

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65 DonamaeNo Gravatar
Twitter: @donamaekutska
April 5, 2017 at 6:54pm

Looks interesting I’m new. I want to read it.

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66 DonamaeNo Gravatar
Twitter: @donamaekutska
April 5, 2017 at 6:56pm

Looks interesting I’m new. I want to read it. Thank you

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67 Janel FNo Gravatar
Twitter: @LadyFlynn
April 7, 2017 at 11:43am

Wonderful series.

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68 LorieNo Gravatar
Twitter: @mysteryrat
April 17, 2017 at 10:59am

Thanks for all of the entries! We have a winner!

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