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A Merciful Promise

(Mercy Kilpatrick #6)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  3,429 ratings  ·  315 reviews
The Wall Street Journal bestselling series continues as Mercy Kilpatrick becomes embedded in the nightmare of a terrorist conspiracy.

The job: infiltrate a militia amassing illegal firearms in an isolated forest community. FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick is the ideal candidate. She knows Oregon. She’s near the compound. And having been raised among survivalists, Mercy understand
Kindle Edition, 359 pages
Published June 18th 2019 by Montlake Romance
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May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars, rounded up

For the second time in three books, Mercy is dealing with a militia. Now, I know that militias are a staple in this area of the country, but it’s getting a little old. So, it’s probably a good thing this was the last book in the series. That said, this book kept me engaged and I was turning pages as fast as I could.

I like the characters and Elliot continues to give them depth. We get to see some resolution to issues that have plagued Mercy for the entire series.

My thanks t
Maureen Carden
In Kendra Elliot’s A Merciful Promise the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) needs a replacement undercover agent for their investigation into a survivalist/militia group in possession of a unknown quantity of firearms. Past history already shows us how well that will end. No spoiler here.
FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick seems a perfect fit as a trained agent; knowledgeable of Oregon, raised by preppers, and still partially sharing their mindset. With only two days for learnin
I loved the idea of a female FBI Agent slash closet Prepper out there solving cases. Mercy was ousted from her family at eighteen when her views clashed with her father’s but she’s back in her hometown, after fifteen years, to solve a case. That’s how the first book introduces us to Mercy’s world and how she and Truman Daly, Eagle Nest’s Police Chief, meet and start their romance. Each book has centered on its own mystery which wraps up, but Mercy’s personal relationships with her family and wit ...more

I received a digital ARC of this novel from Montlake Romance via NetGalley. My unbiased review is my way of thanking the publisher and the author, Kendra Elliot.

This was a buddy-read with my GR friend, Luli. I want to thank her for introducing this author to me. We had already read the previous five stories. *I recommend reading them in order.* We knew A Merciful Promise was the final one and would wrap up the series. We were ready for closure.

After an unusual opening (I was initially con
May 01, 2019 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.

This book is an amazing end to the Mercy Kilpatrick Series, a series that I have thoroughly loved and enjoyed. Mercy is a unique character full of quarks and her fair share of flaws. She is relentless and very good at her job and that relentless trait is what saves her in this book. I've got to say, if this wasn't a romantic-suspense and I knew there would be an HEA it so easil
Mercy finds herself seconded to the ATF to infiltrate an anti-government militia. Intelligence suggests they have illegal firearms and explosives and plan on acting against the government.

Meanwhile her fiancé, Truman, is investigating a series of execution style murders in his town.

The Mercy Kilpatrick books are a rare pleasure for me. These are the books I wait for and when I finally get them I just want them to go on forever. A Merciful Promise is another seat of your pants adventure in a se
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
FBI Agent Mercy Kilpatrick is asked to infiltrate an isolated militia group, when an undercover ATF agent becomes ill. Her first instinct is to say no, but when she learns, there are children in the forested compound she has no choice but to go.

The ATF have a man in place and Mercy will pose as his girlfriend. There will be zero contact. Sworn to secrecy she can’t even tell Truman where she will be or details about the case. Meanwhile, Truman investigates a possible serial killer, as the bodies
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it

My dismay is not for the events of the book nor for a dreaded cliffhanger but because I read in the author’s note at the end that this will be the last Mercy Kilpatrick book. That’s a shame, but Elliot does her characters justice in their final adventure.

Months shy of her much-anticipated wedding to Truman, Mercy is sent off on a secret undercover mission to infiltrate a group of antigovernment militants in an isolated compound. Needless to say, things do not go smoothly and she find
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I have to give myself a break from these heart-stopping, breath stealing books!

I have loved this series and the two main characters, Mercy and Truman, from the very first book. Yep. I was hooked from the beginning. I had never met another character quite like Mercy. She was so intriguing. The life she knew before she stepped away from it was something I was totally unfamiliar with. With each book, I continued to admire her strength, convictions, determination, wonder, love of family and, above a
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved the book, especially the ending!! This was definitely my favorite book in the series. After I finished reading it, I couldn't wait for the next one. THEN I read the author's note and found out it's the last book in the series (insert sad face). No more Mercy or Truman and all their friends and family. Mercy and Truman have definitely gone through their share of trouble in the last year. I can't believe all they have been through in the short amount of time they knew each other.

Loved the s
A deep undercover assignment that cuts her off from everything ups the ante in this final, daring entry in the Mercy Kilpatrick series. As usual, I felt the danger close by, hoped all would turn out well, and relished the love between Mercy, Truman, and her family.

As I pointed out, A Merciful Promise is the last in the series and the sixth installment. It worked best getting it in order because Mercy and Truman's romance and Mercy's relationship with her family grew through the series even if ea
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

I still can’t believe this is the end! The last book in the Mercy Kilpatrick series is easily the most exciting. Mercy spends most of the story undercover in an isolated and secretive community. The book flips between Mercy’s increasingly terrifying experiences and Truman investigating a string of murders back home. It’s a frightening read and as Mercy’s situation became more dangerous, I found myself racing to the end in a sing
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May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
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The Mercy Kilpatrick series  feels more  crime/ mystery suspense than a romance. You do want to read the series in order. There is kissing but the sex is 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-sufficie
Vee Paige
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m so sad it’s over. But it was a nail-biting finish for this great series. I hope to see more Mercy and Truman in a spin-off. Such awesome characterization, multilayered and no caricatures even in her secondary players.
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to NetGalley and the author/publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This is book 6 and the final book of the Mercy Kilpatrick series and is the best of the series. Mercy is asked by the FBI to infiltrate a militia stockpiling stolen illegal firearms in an isolated forest community as part of a joint ATF/FBI operation. when their operative comes down with shingles and they need a last minute replacement. Given Mercy's history, she is the obvious choice to go in as Chad's ...more
Kathy Martin
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Truman and Mercy are just three months away from their Christmas wedding when Mercy is tapped for an undercover assignment to look for stolen weapons and a plot to use them in a secretive militaristic compound deep in a rural area. She has less than a day to prepare since she is filling in for an agent who suddenly contracted Shingles. She can't tell anyone where she is going or how long she'll be gone.

Meanwhile, Truman who is left at home is suddenly involved in a case of his own when random d
2.5 stars.

I'm not a fan of this story. Whenever the premise is a MC taking an optional (as in the powers that be told her she didn't need to do it) case that is probably going to be extremely dangerous, all without asking the significant other (in this case a fiance`) if he is alright with it, I'm going to have a problem. And it's totally not about asking permission or anything like that. But when you're in a relationship, you have to take into account another person's feelings; it can't just be
Melissa Borsey
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A perfect ending to an excellent series. I flew through this book as Jessica was sent off the grid to an isolated cult community who may be amassing illegal weapons. No one, not even Truman knows where she is. Such an intense, fast-paced ending. I thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.
Erin Lewis
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 star Review A Merciful Promise (Mercy Kilpatrick #6) by Kendra Elliot
Kendra Elliott os a new author to me. I had no idea going in to this book that it was the last book in the series. From my reading experience it would be best to read them in order.

The is a romantic suspense story and I enjoyed getting to know these characters. With fast paced action and a thrilling story line you cannot help but be drawn into the world created by Kendra Elliott.

Mercy Kilpatrick is an FBI agent who goes un
Well I don't know what to say. Ms. Elliot wrote another fantastic book. You know when the Mercy Kilpatrick books came out, I thought, "Self, do you really want to read about a prepper, sounds". But then I thought, "Self, it is Kendra Elliot you should give it a try," and that began my love of the Mercy Kilpatrick series. Mercy and Truman have been taken me on such a ride. There have been some "Oh Crap did that really happen" moments," and "yeah that happened". That is why I am so sad ...more
Cindy ~
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
The final book in the series has Mercy Kilpatrick having to go undercover in a segregated community that borders on being a fanatical cult.

There are many things about being a survivalist that Mercy still embraces but how this leader runs his community and treats the women and children is the one of things Mercy despised about her upbringing. Having to play subservient is tough for the strong and independent FBI agent. And its even tougher for her when she is just months away from marrying polic
Book Info
Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Montlake Romance
Original Title A Merciful Promise
ISBN 1503900320 (ISBN13: 9781503900325)
Edition Language English
Series Mercy Kilpatrick #6
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The Wall Street Journal bestselling series continues as Mercy Kilpatrick becomes embedded in the nightmare of a terrorist conspiracy.

The job: infiltrate a militia amassing illegal firearms in an isolated fores
Kimberly Lund
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have really enjoyed reading this series. Mercy, the preppier and FBI agent, is such a strong female character and being a part of her story of finding love and her way back to her family has been has been so much fun that I’m sorry it’s ended. This series is really about the mysteries, though, and this one is so worthy of a series finale. Mercy is undercover in a militia group and just about everything that can go wrong, does. I was reading this one long after my bedtime just to finish. I love ...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Solid installment. Not a lot of on the edge of your seat moments. There were several predictable ones. Like when a face to face meeting was arranged. I automatically knew the outcome and didn’t understand why law enforcement didn’t see it to. I wasn’t a big fan of going back in time with change of POV. It didn’t create that excitement of not knowing. It felt more contrived. However, this is Mercy and I enjoy this series. This just isn’t my favorite installment. I didn’t even get emotional with t ...more
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. It’s been action packed with an excellent storyline running through it.
Kendra’s writing always impacts on my sleep as I can never put the books down!
Another brilliant book.

I will miss Mercy and Truman and their family.

Thanks to NetGalley, Kendra Ellliot and Montlake for the opportunity to read and review this awesome series of books.
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW! Mercy goes out with a bang. This is a fast paced nerve wracking action adventure that shows us just how very far Mercy has grown and thank goodness she has something to live for, to keep going for because she will be tested. This is an exciting finale to a fantastic series and I for one will miss Mercy and Truman.
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another fine example of top-notch, edge-of-your-seat suspense that only Ms. Elliot can deliver! The story is tightly written with all the aspects that keep a reader turning pages. This installment in the Mercy Kilpatrick series is sadly the last and the plot line seems reminiscent of a previous one in the series. This time, however, it is Mercy, rather than Truman, that is missing in the wilderness. Still, one can never guess the villains and the twists and turns to achieve justice are riveting. ...more
Margaret Yelton
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I hate to see this series end. I have enjoyed getting to know Mercy better as each book progressed. I loved Mercy and Truman as a couple. I have enjoyed watching Mercy's growth in the books.
T.L. Fullerton
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Going into the book, I wasn’t loving it. The separation of the story wasn’t what I expected for Mercy’s final farewell. Kendra Elliot’s excellent writing, and my love for her books made me keep reading. Eventually everything came together in a well written, well plotted novel that is worthy of the series. I am sad to see my beloved Eagles Nest family end its story, but as always, there is hope for a related series, where a character or two will appear.
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Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Merciful Promise (Mercy Kilpatrick #6) by Kendra Elliot
4.5 stars
M/F Thriller
Triggers: Murder, whipping, cult mentality
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

I am sad that this is the end of the Mercy series.

Mercy is tasked with an assignment that she has reservations about from the beginning. It is an ill-thought out plan that Mercy knows will bring back her past.

Mercy grew up in a prepper community. She knows that her assignment isn't for that, but rather a cult. While u
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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.


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