A Merciful Truth – Kendra Elliot

15 August 2017
A Merciful Truth Book Cover A Merciful Truth
Mercy Kilpatrick #2
Kendra Elliot
Fiction
Montlake Romance
6 June 2017
eBook with Audible
320

Raised by a family of survivalists, FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick can take on any challenge—even the hostile reception to her homecoming. But she’s not the only one causing chaos in the rural community of Eagle’s Nest, Oregon. At first believed to be teenage pranks, a series of fires takes a deadly turn with the murder of two sheriff’s deputies. Now, along with Police Chief Truman Daly, Mercy is on the hunt for an arsonist turned killer.

Still shunned by her family and members of the community, Mercy must keep her ear close to the ground to pick up any leads. And it’s not long before she hears rumors of the area’s growing antigovernment militia movement. If the arsonist is among their ranks, Mercy is determined to smoke the culprit out. But when her investigation uncovers a shocking secret, will this hunt for a madman turn into her own trial by fire?

A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliot

A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliot is a fantastic follow up to A Merciful Death.  Mercy Kilpatrick and Truman Daly are back, and they have another case together.

The Series

I love the Mercy Kilpatrick series, but I don’t feel this is a series where you could read the books out of order and still understand them.  While the case is completely different than that in A Merciful Death, the background on Mercy’s family (especially Levi and Rose) will leave you confused in A Merciful Truth if you haven’t read the first book.

That said, I enjoyed A Merciful Death greatly, and is worth reading before A Merciful Truth.

Someone is setting fires in Eagle’s Nest, Oregon.  They begin as small nieusance fires, but then become larger and more dangerous.  The FBI become involved when, at one of the large barn fires, someone shoots and kills two officers.

My Review

I am enjoying the Mercy Kilpatrack series that Kendra Elliot has brought forth.  The only disappointment is that the third book isn’t due out until January of 2018.  Bummer, right?

Reading about the Kilpatrick family history is enjoyable as well.  They are a patriarchal family of survivalists, otherwise known as preppers.  They have a lot of turmoil, and amongst certain family members, love.  I find dysfunctional families make for entertaining reads for me.

The story in A Merciful Truth ties in very well with A Merciful Death.  I still maintain that it would not make a good stand alone read, but between the two, they meld together nicely.

Mercy and Truman’s relationship is still blossoming and reading about them makes my heart happy as well.

All in all, I give A Merciful Truth 4-stars.  Such an enjoyable read.  I can’t wait until book 3, A Merciful Secret.

 

 

A Merciful Truth - Kendra Elliot

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