FBI special agent Mercy Kilpatrick has been waiting her whole life for disaster to strike. A prepper since childhood, Mercy grew up living off the landand off the gridin rural Eagles Nest, Oregon. Until a shocking tragedy tore her family apart and forced her to leave home. Now a predator known as the cave man is targeting the survivalists in her hometown, murdering them in their homes, stealing huge numbers of weapons, and creating federal suspicion of a possible domestic terrorism event. But the crime scene details are eerily familiar to an unsolved mystery from Mercys past.Sent by the FBI to assist local law enforcement, Mercy returns to Eagles Nest to face the family who shunned her while maintaining the facade of a law-abiding citizen. There, she meets police chief Truman Daly, whose uncle was the cave mans latest victim. He sees the survivalist side of her that she desperately tries to hide, but if she lets him get close enough to learn her secret, she might not survive the fallout...
|Title||:||A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick #1)|
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|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
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A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick #1) Reviews
This is the first in a new series by Kendra Elliot and it has me hooked. Mercy Kilpatrick is a woman with many secrets. That is hard for someone who is also an FBI agent. When her most recent case sends her back to her hometown of Eagle's Nest, Oregon, some of her secrets come out. Fifteen years earlier she left home and was shunned by her family, she has not spoken to any of them since. This town has more than its share of "preppers". There are two main groups one headed up by Mercy's father an ...more
The existence of preppers has always fascinated and saddened me in equal measure. I've never read a book featuring this culture, so the entire premise was interesting and fresh. The writing was easy to read, the MCs were easy to like, the mystery/suspense was just the right amount of creepy, and the romance was sweet. I'm so happy that I found another author who has a lot of books to go through. :)
Trigger warning :(view spoiler)[ there is rape that occurs during the timeline of this st ...more
Thank you to Netgalley, Kendra Elliot and the publisher for the copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is the first in a series of books about Mercy Kilpatrick a flawed but likeable Federal agent with a interesting back story. There is a series of murders of 'preppers' ; people who don't trust the government and who prepare for a disaster so they can be self reliant in the town of Eagles Nest, which was previously the hometown of Mercy Kilpatrick. Deliciously and slowly the past ...more
I like this author; and this was a good beginning to the series. I had put off reading it for the longest because I wasn’t sure about the prepper storyline. The twist I was expecting throughout the book didn’t happen until near the end; and didn’t bother me as much as I thought it would. I did get a little pissy when the strong female FBI agent blithely revealed a serious 15 year old secret to a virtual stranger just because she was attracted to him and he was nice. Seriously?
The book was a soli ...more
I have read a number of Kendra Elliot books and really like her writing style and A Merciful Death may just end up being my favorite book of hers to date. I started reading it this morning and had a really enjoyable day reading it.
I really liked all the characters (both good guys and bad guys) in this book. They felt real with real motivations - not that the bad guy's motivations were good but they felt realistic. I'm also really intrigued by the complexity of Mercy Kilpatrick's character. Her u ...more
Mercy Kilpatrick returns to her home town of Eagle’s Nest, a small rural town in Oregon, fifteen years after she fled the fallout from several disastrous events. She hasn’t seen or spoken to her family since then. Now a special agent with the FBI she has been sent to Eagle’s Nest with fellow agent, Eddie Peterson, to help the local police force in their investigation of a spate of murders. Someone has been targeting the community of preppers and stock piling stolen weapons in what could be t ...more
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.
The Kendra Elliot books I've read have all been suspense with the emphasis on building a realistic romance. "A Merciful Death" is no different. Somehow you just know, from the first pages, that a book is going to be good. This book is good. It's refreshing to have a H/h who don't fall into insta love/lust on first sight. This romance unfolds gradually, and the main characters g ...more