Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A Merciful Silence by Kendra Elliot


In the fourth book of the Wall Street Journal bestselling series, FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick must unlock the mystery of a mass murder, and the secrets of its silent witness…

For Mercy Kilpatrick, returning to rural Oregon has meant coming to terms with her roots. Raised as a prepper, Mercy is now relying on her survivalist instincts to defend her town from the people the law can’t reach. But this time, an investigation calling up a dark past for her and police chief Truman Daly may be hitting too close to home.

A rainstorm has uncovered the remains of five people—a reprise of the distinctive slaughter of two families twenty years ago. Except the convicted killer is in prison. Is this the case of a sick copycat, or is the wrong man behind bars? One person might have the answer. The lone survivor of the decades-old crimes has returned to town still claiming that she can’t remember a thing about the night she was left for dead. As the search for the truth becomes more dangerous, Mercy fears that the traumatized woman may not have buried her memories at all. She might be keeping them a secret. And there’s a price to be paid for revealing them.


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Book 4
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Sarah☆☆☆☆☆
This is a new series for me. I loved both the mystery and the suspense in this story. Starting with the discovery of multiple skeletons during a flash flood, the story quickly becomes a complicated tangle of current crimes, twenty year old crimes, and a series of seemingly unrelated events that blur Mercy’s investigation even further.

I didn’t realise that I was jumping into book four of a series when I requested the book but I am very pleased that the story easily reads as a standalone and I was easily able to fall in with the characters and the slightly creepy, rural Washington setting.

Mercy is a great lead detective. I enjoyed puzzling through her quirks, her scars, and her almost stable love life. The contrasting roles and perspectives from Truman as chief of police and Mercy’s FBI investigation are interesting and I really enjoyed the interplay between the two.

I love that it took me far too long to figure out the whodunnit and I loved all of the red herrings as some characters, suspects, and crimes overlap and others don’t. Everything fits at the end, but the author really challenges readers with the complexity of the story.

Parts of this book are seriously scary, so it was a tense single sitting read for me. I enjoyed this and I’m excited to go back and start the series from the beginning.


Also Available in the Mercy Kilpatrick Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our A Merciful Death post.


Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our A Merciful Truth post.


Book 3
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~  Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our A Merciful Secret post.



Kendra Elliot has landed on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list multiple times and is the award-winning author of the Bone Secrets and Callahan & McLane series and the Mercy Kilpatrick novels. Kendra is a three-time winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award, an International Thriller Writers finalist, and an RT Award finalist. She has always been a voracious reader, cutting her teeth on classic female heroines such as Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, and Laura Ingalls. She was born, raised, and still lives in the rainy Pacific Northwest with her husband and three daughters but looks forward to the day she can live in flip-flops.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick #4) by Kendra Elliot to read and review.

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