I picked up Cry Wolf partly for a book club, and partly because I read its prequel, a story in a multi-author paranormal anthology, On the Prowl (review here) and was captivated by Patricia Briggs’ writing.
Cry Wolf is the first book (though the first story is actually in On the Prowl, it’s not imperative that you read it first, but it does give you some useful background and help fill in gaps) in the Alpha & Omega series. Having finished this one, I’ll definitely be adding the others to my wishlist.
Cry Wolf tells the tale of Anna Latham. She’s a woman who was turned into a werewolf against her will and was then physically and mentally abused by the alpha of the pack, as well as many of the other dominant wolves. So when dominant werewolf Charles comes along and takes on her evil alpha, it’s Anna’s chance to escape. Naturally, she takes it with both hands. But there’s an unexpected turn of events which bring her and Charles together on a more permanent basis, which culminates in her going home with him.
When they arrive, Anna expects that Charles will be resting up in order to heal the wounds caused by silver bullets during her rescue attempt. However, it appears that Charles is a busy man with never a dull moment in his life, as he’s soon sent out on a mission to capture a rogue werewolf before it draws too much attention to their pack. Anna goes along as backup, and she’s soon thrown into a scary situation which calls upon every ounce of physical and mental strength she has. But is it enough to help save Charles and the rest of the pack? Only one way to find out…
This was a great read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. You’re completely thrown in at the deep end as you begin reading and the action doesn’t let up, but it makes for an edge of your seat read. If you’re into the paranormal and you haven’t read Patricia Briggs before, I definitely recommend her. Her writing is very absorbing and you’ll whizz through in no time, only to wish you had the next book in the series immediately at hand. Recommended.