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A Merciful Silence

(Mercy Kilpatrick #4)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  9,573 ratings  ·  495 reviews

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

Kindle Edition, 344 pages
Published June 19th 2018 by Montlake Romance
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May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
The latest in the Mercy Kilpatrick series returns to form. I had been less impressed with book three, which was too heavy on romance and a little light on mystery. But book four is a solid police procedural. Heavy rains have led to the discovery of five skulls, all bashed in the temple and front teeth. The state of the skulls is similar to crimes committed over 20 years. Crimes that were supposedly solved with the murderer in prison.

A secondary story concerns Sovereign Citizens, those folks who
Maureen Carden
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The intriguing FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick is still a half bubble off plumb in Kendra Elliot’s A Merciful Silence . She can’t seem to shake all of her prepper upbringing which controls part of her life. Mercy is still with Eagle Nest Police Chief Truman Daly; but she hasn’t learned to completely trust her love for him; while Truman’s love for Mercy is all-encompassing.
Elliot is writing much more hardcore suspense in this story. There is a strong love story, but it is the symphony in the
The fourth Mercy Kilpatrick book is difficult. It's dark.
A mass murderer is killing entire families and the method is identical to a killer who was sent to prison 20 years ago. Is the wrong man in prison? Mercy and Truman find themselves hunting down a killer who is also hunting them.

I don't really like Romantic Suspense. I struggle with it. It's either too dark or too derivative. And this book is dark. It's too dark. Too dark for me.

And I'm not really sure why I like it but I do. I guess it's
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
This book is a part of the series so in some aspects I was a bit behind the eight ball. I was not familiar with the previous cases and stories that led to this book. However, the author did a pretty decent job tying the characters together so that the story made sense for me.

This particular story features an FBI agent and her boyfriend who is the chief of police for a small town. The premise of the story was very intense and a bit creepy on its own. And then when bodies started showing up, the
A Merciful Silence was an action-packed and thrilling addition to the Mercy Kilpatrick series with an interesting case for Mercy and some exciting developments for the characters.

Mercy Kilpatrick has come to accept there are people the law can’t get to and she aims to protect her town from those people. Raised as a prepper, a survivalist who prepares for the end of the world as we know it, and now an FBI agent, Mercy has the skills to protect those she cares about. When the remains of five
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
A little time has passed since the previous novel, and Mercy is still recovering from her gunshot wound. The area surrounding Eagle’s Nest has had heavy rains, and a routine check of a local road by the police department discovers part of the mountainside and highway have washed away, revealing the bones of a family, two of them belonging to children. They call a forensic odontologist andMercy, FBI Agentto the scene. When Mercy sees that the skulls show signs of being bludgeoned to death and ...more
Maureen ~Bitch Can Write A Book
This series keeps getting better and better. And this one was absolutely epic.

It was the perfect blend of mystery, suspense and romance. I love Mercy & Truman, I love how their minds work, I love the aspect of their law enforcement expertise. I don’t do spoilers but I will say at parts of this story my heart was breaking for Mercy.

I was literally engrossed in this story, it had so many twists and turns. I couldn’t put it down. This author literally grabs you and sucks you in. It’s well
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A MERCIFUL SILENCE (Mercy Kilpatrick #4) by Kendra Elliot is a cross between romantic suspense and mystery/suspense genres. Each book has a standalone mystery/suspense plot, but it also has a building romance involving the main characters of the series which may or may not be prominent in each story. The current book leans more towards being a police procedural with emotionally charged murders in the past and present with extremely high stakes for Mercy and Truman.

FBI Special Agent Mercy
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Merciful Silence is the 4rth book in the Mercy Kilpatrick series. I really enjoy this romantic suspense series. It was a slow start for me but I was totally engrossed by the halfway point. So much suspense and edge-of-your-seat moments.

I highly recommend all the books in this series but this book could be read as a stand-alone. Can't wait to read the next one.

Thank you to NetGalley and Montlake Romance for a copy of Kendra Elliot's "A Merciful Silence" in exchange of an honest review.
Dark and intense, yet hopeful. Review to come.
Kathy Martin
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As this fourth Mercy Kilpatrick books begins, Mercy is recovering from being shot in the thigh. She is also dealing with the anxiety she feels since her hidden cabin and many of her supplies were destroyed in a fire. As a person raised as a prepper, the loss of her place is making her uneasy. She is also having some difficulty letting her boyfriend Truman help with the decisions about the new cabin that is being built. Neither she nor Truman are used to sharing decisions but need to come to ...more
Carla Johnson-Hicks
The latest in the Mercy Kilpatrick series is a solid crime/police procedural/thriller. This series is best read in order as the books continue on from where the last one left off as far as Mercy and Truman go, but with a new crime/mystery.

With heavy rain and flooding in Eagle Rock, five skulls and bones have been discovered in a ditch/culvert. Each of them have been bashed in the temple and mouth. When the coroner looks at the bones, she immediately recognizes the similarity to a case from over
If you haven’t already noticed, I love this series. Mercy is awesome. She is so relatably human. Her father did a number on her when she chose to live in the outside world and pursue her education. Most of her immediate family sided with him at the time which deepened her insecurities.

But now she has Truman. I. Love. This. Guy. I have been crushing on this couple since they first got together. Their relationship gets better and better and their trust and support are superb. And when Truman was
CD {Boulder Blvd}
Another good book in the series and it also reinforces why I follow Kendra Elliot and this series in particular.

I like the primary character of FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick. Her unique background of being born within a prepper community of Oregon gives this series a fresh and unique perspective. Her boyfriend, Truman Daly is a great beta hero. The main plot of this book is really interesting and I enjoyed the subplot as well. The supporting cast is well developed. This was a difficult book to put
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Merciful Silence doubles the trouble with the duel plots of a vicious family killer and anti-government extremists. FBI Agent Mercy Kilpatrick and her boyfriend Police Chief Truman Daly have their hands full with both and neither come away without suffering emotional and physical harm. Mercy's ordeal through out the book has her by the end making some big decisions with her personal life – something she had been reluctant to fully commit to because of her past. The body count was high in this ...more
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

Number Four in the Mercy Kilpatrick series and I hope there will be many, many more. If you are contemplating this as your first book in the series, please reconsider and start at the beginning. Mercy grows with each book and it is wonderful when the author takes us with her on this journey. I feel sorry for the State of Oregon. It seems that a lot of their citizens are missing
Paula  Phillips
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
We are back with our favorite FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick and her partner Truman who is the sheriff of the small town they live in. One of my favorite mystery writers is Kendra Elliot as I find her books fast-paced and they are action-packed. They also have flashbacks to past cases which I enjoy. In A Merciful Silence, the town has had a rainstorm and a group of five skulls has washed up in the ravine. When Mercy sees the skulls, she is reminded of a couple of cases that happened when she was in ...more
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: elliot-kendra
I just love this series. I was worried that it was not going to continue, but was happy to see there will be more to come. Excellent writing, wonderful, complex characters, terrific mystery and, at times, edge of your seat tension. Yep, it is a keeper!
2.75 stars. Another solid installment of the Mercy Kilpatrick series. There was a little bit too much frustrating action in this one, though. And I wish that both the MCs didn't need some traumatic or horrible happening to one of them to make important relationship decisions. Overall, this wasn't my favourite of the series nor was it my least favourite.
Anne - Books of My Heart
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ng-pub-author, 2018
This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I was happy to continue the Mercy Kilpatrick series. This feels more crime/ mystery suspense than a romance. There is kissing but the sex is mostly off page. I've enjoyed the world-building of this small town in a rural mountain area with many survivalists. The preppers are fascinating to me and cool; I love DYI and self-sufficient
Book Him Danno
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 4th book in the Mercy Kilpatrick this is not a stand alone novel but a series that readers will want to start at the beginning with.
Kendra Elliot creates an amazing world would Mercy tries to do what she feels is right even though the way she was raised tells her otherwise. The characters stay true to who they are from the beginning of the series which will keep readers wanting more as they series continues. Readers will struggle along with Mercy as she fights to keep herself

The Mercy Kilpatrick series is one that I've struggled with quite a bit, but have not been willing to give up on, and this book has made me glad I haven't, because I really enjoyed this story! It still took me a bit to read it, but I
Cathy Ryan
Heavy and continuous rainfall for the last three days in Central Oregon had washed part of the road away near Eagle’s Nest leaving a drop down the steep hillside. Police officer Ben Cooley called it in so the highway department could assess the safety. It looked pretty dangerous to Ben and, although it wasn’t a busy road, he didn’t want to risk any accidents. As he made a general search of the area he saw something he wasn’t expecting.

The flood water had uncovered the skeletal remains of several
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
A good read like the rest in this series. I like the setting in Oregon and how Ms Elliot incorporates her police procedural with the preppers! Fascinating theories by these preppers and nonconformists!

From the blurb: 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
This book was a bit brutal for Mercy, not necessarily for the crimes, but more for the hits she took personally. The crimes were crazy, especially the sovereign person crap, glad that was taken care of those people put down, it was the other crime that was more horrific. Part of it was how people were killed and part of it was that children were the victims.

I was on the fence with Britta most of the book. Sure living through something like that would damage a person, but she was so leery of all
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been following the Mercy Kilpatrick books since book one, and each one has been a winner. This book, number 4 in the series, does not disappoint!

Mercy Kilpatrick was raised in the mountains of rural Oregon. Estranged from her family at 19, she plots a course as an FBI agent. Now back home in Eagle's nest, she is forging new bonds with her family and forging a new relationship with local Police Chief Truman Daly.

During a torrential rainstorm, Chief Daly is called to the site of a mudslide.
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to the NetGalley and the publisher Montlake Romance for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This is the fourth instalment in the FBI Agent Mercy Kilpatrick series. The story begins with Mercy continuing to recover from a gunshot wound to the leg and working a case in which five skulls have been found after a mudslide. The secrets of a past generation threaten to expose a murderer in the present day. Did the same person kill both families or is this a new killer? Does the isolated ...more
Pamela Shropshire
This series gets better and better! In the last book, Mercy is shot and her cabin is burned; in this one, Truman goes missing for a week, with evidence of foul play at his home. Mercy is investigating a series of murders - likely serial killings - both current and from 20 years previously. Has Truman been taken by the killer? And will Mercy ever see him again? The thought of losing him forever has revealed to Mercy her deepest feelings about Truman - she knows now that he is The One.

A new,
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
I think this might be my favorite book of the series. I’m kicking myself for not buying this book to be signed at the Roma signing this past week.

The author did a great job of keeping me guessing. Though the bad guy(s) wasn’t my prime suspect, he was one of my other options. I think I was over thinking looking for twist and that’s why he wasn’t my prime suspect.

Still, this book had many feels. I’m looking forward to the next book.

I love Truman and I love Ollie. I admire Mercy.
My favorite so far in the Mercy Kilpatrick series. Review pending.
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An Amazon #1 selling author, Kendra Elliot has sold over 7 Million books and been on the WSJ best seller list ten times.

She grew up in the lush Pacific Northwest and still lives there with her family and three cats. She's fascinated with forensics, refuses to eat anything green, and dreams of living every day in flip flops.



Other books in the series

Mercy Kilpatrick (6 books)
  • A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick, #1)
  • A Merciful Truth (Mercy Kilpatrick, #2)
  • A Merciful Secret (Mercy Kilpatrick, #3)
  • A Merciful Fate (Mercy Kilpatrick, #5)
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