A Merciful Death – Kendra Elliot

4 August 2017
A Merciful Death Book Cover A Merciful Death
Mercy Kilpatrick Book 1
Kendra Elliot
Montlake Romance
17 January 2017
eBook with Audible

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 land--and off the grid--in rural Eagle's 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 Mercy's past.

Sent by the FBI to assist local law enforcement, Mercy returns to Eagle's 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 man's 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...

A Merciful Death is the first book I’ve read by Kendra Elliot. It’s the first book in the Mercy Kilpatrick series.

A Merciful Death by Kendra Elliot

I love it when I find a new series I enjoy. But then my heart sinks when I discover that it only has two books and the third isn’t due out for another six months. But I digress.

Mercy Kilpatrick is an FBI Agent from Portland, Oregon. She is being called to her hometown of Eagles Nest to investigate the murders of “preppers.”

What are preppers, you ask? They are a network of people who prepare for when disaster strikes. Why would the FBI be interested in such cases? For starters, the killer has stolen all of their weapons from the crime scenes.

As Mercy and police chief Truman Daly investigate, they discover a small connection to two previous murders from 15 years ago. Truman Daly comes dangerously close to finding Mercy’s big secret while looking into the two prior cases.  The secret that has caused her family to shun her and her reason for leaving Eagles Nest.

I enjoyed this book. There were a few parts I had trouble tying together, but that may have been due to my distracted reading. Or listening as the case may be, I listened to A Merciful Death with Audible.

I especially enjoyed Mercy’s character. She was staring and hardened due to her past and her career choice. But she was soft and vulnerable too.

My favorite character, however, was Truman Daly. Police Chief of Eagles Nest. Chief Truman Daly is not native to Eagles Nest but spent summers with his uncle in the past. He is the epitome of a nice guy. Truman develops a soft spot in his heart for Mercy, and they work well together.


A Merciful Death is not as twisty as I prefer a book to be. But this story is well paced, enjoyable and entertaining. 4 sweet stars for A Merciful Death. Thank you, Kendra Elliot.

A Merciful Death - Kendra Elliot

One Comment

Let's Chat

%d bloggers like this: