A Merciful Secret

A Merciful Secret➠ A Merciful Secret Ebook ➦ Author Kendra Elliot – Oaklandjobs.co.uk A pair of ritual murders could expose Mercy Kilpatrick to something terrifying her own past Raised off the grid by survivalists, Mercy Kilpatrick believed in no greater safeguard than the backwoods of A pair of ritual murders could expose Mercy Kilpatrick to something terrifying her own past Raised off the grid by survivalists, Mercy Kilpatrick believed in no greater safeguard than the backwoods of Oregon Unforgiven by her father for abandoning the fold A Merciful eBook Í for the FBI, Mercy still holds to her past convictions They re in her blood They re her secrets as guarded as her private survival retreat hidden away in the foothillsIn a cabin near her hideaway, Mercy encounters a young girl whose grandmother is dying from multiple knife wounds Hundreds of miles away, a body is discovered slashed to death in a similar way The victims a city judge and an old woman living in the woods couldn t be different With the help of police chief Truman Daly, Mercy must find the killer before the body count rises Mercy knows that the past has an edge on her So does her family How can she keep her secrets now when they re the only things that can save her. I m becoming a bit of a Goldilocks with audiobooks And the formula that s just right for me involves a steady pace and a straight forward plot This series fits the bill, although this book was not as strong as the prior two While I really enjoy Mercy and Truman and it warms my heart to see their developing relationship, I felt there was too much of their looking longingly at each other It detracted from the story and made me wonder if I was listening to a romance novel or a mystery The plot I m becoming a bit of a Goldilocks with audiobooks And the formula that s just right for me involves a steady pace and a straight forward plot This series fits the bill, although this book was not as strong as the prior two While I really enjoy Mercy and Truman and it warms my heart to see their developing relationship, I felt there was too much of their looking longingly at each other It detracted from the story and made me wonder if I was listening to a romance novel or a mystery The plot involves the murder of two seemingly unrelated people One, a local woman, was considered a witch by many in Eagle Rock We hear chapters from her daughter, Salome, giving the history of her teenage years I don t recommend reading this as a stand alone You need the background, especially Mercy s, provided in the earlier books While I wasn t as enthralled with this book as the prior two, it s still a decent mystery and I will definitely read book four I ve got to give kudos to Teri Schnaubelt She does a masterful job as the narrator You can take the girl out of the family circle but you can t take the prepper out of the girl Mercy Kilpartrick is an FBI agent who has a hidden cabin in the woods and is a secret prepper On the way back from a late night visit to her cabin she almost runs over a child desperately seeking help for her dying grandmother.Morrigan Sabin s grandmother, Olivia, isn t just dying, she has been slashed to death and Morrigan has been alone with her Her mother, Salome, left before the crime and Morriga You can take the girl out of the family circle but you can t take the prepper out of the girl Mercy Kilpartrick is an FBI agent who has a hidden cabin in the woods and is a secret prepper On the way back from a late night visit to her cabin she almost runs over a child desperately seeking help for her dying grandmother.Morrigan Sabin s grandmother, Olivia, isn t just dying, she has been slashed to death and Morrigan has been alone with her Her mother, Salome, left before the crime and Morrigan doesn t know where or for how long, or why.The family s isolation isn t for the same reason as Mercy s hidden cabin the Sabins stay hidden because they are healers, herbalists and maybe other spooky things They have been ostracized for generations, unless of course someone needs their help Then they come sneakin round that back door.Mercy has been told in no uncertain terms that she is a witness, nothing else Yeah, like she is going to listen, especially since a judge in Portland, OR has just been found murdered The Judge has slash marks in the same pattern as Olivia Sabin He also has family connections to the area Since he is a federal judge, this brings the FBI into the picture The murder also brings a welcome appearance of two characters from Elliot s Bone Secrets series.Mercy, along with her lover, Police Chief Truman Daly inserts themselves into the investigation of the two connected murders Truman does so as local law enforcement who knows everyone, even the missing Salome, a fact he doesn t wish to acknowledge Mercy has her own personal connections to some of the suspects.Mercy is a complex and conflicted character How she made it into the FBI is amazing and would probably not have happened in reality She has an absolute need for her secret cabin, dating back to her being raised by a family of preppers Her upbringing is still an integral part of her, despite being banned from the family by her father Mercy thinks she is prepared for any eventuality with her cabin, except for what really happens Mercy has been estranged from her family for eighteen years but recently has reestablished contact with some members Her blind sister Rose still remains Mercy s closest friend and relative It is disquieting to read about Rose s happiness with her pregnancy, even though the baby was conceived in a violent rape.The information presented in the book about preppers, their communities and other survivalists is so fascinating The mindset seems so stupid, or it did until recently First thing Mercy does is check the morning news Think about that for a moment Think about N Korea Think about Hawaii and its recent scare Who s the crazy one Chief Daly is still a steady character, providing loving balance for Mercy He continues to learn as much as possible about the unusual people of Eagle Rock and the surrounding area.TheI read about Bend OR or the fictional Eagle Rock, theI want to move there Right after I move for awhile to Three Pines and Virtue Falls Elliot paints a picture of her settings that equals her unusual characters, both major and minor Eagle Rock and its citizens is a whole nother world.Twists and turns abound in this book, just as they do on the mountain road to Mercy s cabin The story draws you in and keeps you guessing.There is a hint of the supernatural in A Merciful Secret with a lovely scene between Mercy and Salome.Of course A Merciful Secret can be read as a standalone, but then it would be like missing a visit with weird neighbors and catching up with them.Thanks to NetGalley for and ARC in exchange of a fair and honest review FBI Agent Mercy Kilpatrick is on her way to her hideaway cabin outside of Eagle s Nest, Oregon when a little girl emerges from the forest pleading for help She takes her to a cabin deep into the woods and Mercy discovers the girl s grandmother, Olivia, dying from knife woods Upon further investigation, Mercy learns that a city judge was killed in a similar manner She and other agents work to find out how these two people could be connected, living over 100 miles away from each other and who w FBI Agent Mercy Kilpatrick is on her way to her hideaway cabin outside of Eagle s Nest, Oregon when a little girl emerges from the forest pleading for help She takes her to a cabin deep into the woods and Mercy discovers the girl s grandmother, Olivia, dying from knife woods Upon further investigation, Mercy learns that a city judge was killed in a similar manner She and other agents work to find out how these two people could be connected, living over 100 miles away from each other and who would want both of them dead This was a puzzling case, complicated by the rather mystical life of Olivia Sabin and her daughter, Salome I loved the paranormal elements, which was rather fitting in this setting amongst a town of preppers While I found it fairly easy to hone in on the probable suspects, the motives were elusive Meanwhile, Mercy s boyfriend, Eagle s Nest Police Chief Truman Daly, is doing his own inquiry into Olivia and Salome s background as he has his own history with Salome The two investigations dovetailed nicely as his helped clarify issues even while simultaneously creatingI listened to the story and continue to love the narrator s performance Her focus isheavily on the storytelling rather than character distinction, which in its own way provides the definition I also enjoyed the personal aspects of the story as Mercy and Truman s relationship deepens and she grows closer to her estranged family That s moving at a slow pace, as it should, while the murder mystery raced along It had an incredible climax that kept me glued to my headphones Another great story in this series that I wasn t ready to have end 4.5 stars FBI Agent Mercy Kilpatrick is not only a dedicated agent, she is also a prepper a person who believes a catastrophic disaster or emergency is likely to occur in the future and makes active preparations for it, typically by stockpiling food, ammunition, and other supplies Raised off the grid by her survivalist parents, this way of living is something very normal for her.She has a cabin deep in the woods where she goes every chance she gets It s in these woods where a young girl hails her FBI Agent Mercy Kilpatrick is not only a dedicated agent, she is also a prepper a person who believes a catastrophic disaster or emergency is likely to occur in the future and makes active preparations for it, typically by stockpiling food, ammunition, and other supplies Raised off the grid by her survivalist parents, this way of living is something very normal for her.She has a cabin deep in the woods where she goes every chance she gets It s in these woods where a young girl hails her and asks for help Her grandmother needs help She finds the girl s grandmother dying of multiple stab wounds.Calling her Police Chief Truman Daly, they discover that a judge, miles away was also killed in the same way What is the collection between the judge and an elderly woman known as a with, complete with potions and spells This is the 3rd in a series of 4 books featuring Mercy Kilpatrick and Truman Daly Although this one is okay as a stand alone, I highly recommend starting at the beginning This has been a highly suspenseful series The 4th book is due out June 2018.The book is well written with a great plot and many credible characters Categorized as a Romantic Suspense, this is muchsuspense than romance The suspense builds and builds until the surprising, explosive ending.Many thanks to the author Montlake Romance Netgalley for the digital copy of this Romantic Suspense Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own Good story.Author created characters we care great deal what happens to them and that makes us read this series Knifed and killed two completely different people Mercy and her boyfriend police chief Truman, finds many family secrets. Advanced Reader Copy ARC provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.This is a really, really great mystery It has a lot of layers and a lot of secrets to uncover to get to the baddie Just a great old school mystery Sorry you romance fans, the romance that is here is the cozy variety, but the mystery is off the charts good.Mercy is flagged down in the middle of the night, near her hidden, prepper, mountain cabin, by a young girl whose grandmo Advanced Reader Copy ARC provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.This is a really, really great mystery It has a lot of layers and a lot of secrets to uncover to get to the baddie Just a great old school mystery Sorry you romance fans, the romance that is here is the cozy variety, but the mystery is off the charts good.Mercy is flagged down in the middle of the night, near her hidden, prepper, mountain cabin, by a young girl whose grandmother has been attacked The woman dies holding Mercy s hand and Mercy is determined to bring her killer to justice, even though as a witness and an FBI agent, she has no authority at all The night before a Judge in Portland, OR was killed in a similar manner That is enough to being in the FBI and FBI Special Agent Ava McLane Callahan and McLane Series Ava, Mercy and Truman must all work to find this killer beforepeople die What is the possible connection between a sitting Judge and an old woman living in the wild woods of Oregon This is a fabulous series And A Merciful Secret is my favorite thus far It s a great blend of suspense romance with neither overwhelming the other I m loving the audiobooks as the narration adds a deeper dimension to the story and can t wait to continue the series Fans of mystery, suspense, and or thrillers will love this book Highly Recommended 4.5 Stars This is a fabulous series And A Merciful Secret is my favorite thus far It s a great blend of suspense romance with neither overwhelming the other I m loving the audiobooks as the narration adds a deeper dimension to the story and can t wait to continue the series Fans of mystery, suspense, and or thrillers will love this book Highly Recommended 4.5 Stars A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot is book 3 in the Mercy Kilpatrick and Truman Daly series and so far I ve said they ve all been exciting but this one has just hopped up a notch and a.It s got murder, witches,murder, fire, a littlemurder and a hole bunch of cat and mouse guessing games going.The character s grow with each book so you begin to understand and look forward to reading them.The storyline s getgripping, intense and nerve tingling with each book which makes them A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot is book 3 in the Mercy Kilpatrick and Truman Daly series and so far I ve said they ve all been exciting but this one has just hopped up a notch and a.It s got murder, witches,murder, fire, a littlemurder and a hole bunch of cat and mouse guessing games going.The character s grow with each book so you begin to understand and look forward to reading them.The storyline s getgripping, intense and nerve tingling with each book which makes them a quick,easy and fun to read.In this one Mercy and her friends have to find out the connection between a murdered witch and judge you ll never guess it beforepeople die like I saidmurders.Definitely worth reading A MERCIFUL SECRET Mercy Kilpatrick 3 by Kendra Elliot returns you to Mercy Kilpatrick s world of rural central Oregon This series gives you intriguing mystery suspense plots and a view into the world of preppers, survivalists and anti government sovereign citizens.FBI Special Agent Mercy Kilpatrick is surprised at night on a rural road close to her hidden cabin by a young girl who flags her down from the side of the road Mercy is led through the woods to a cabin where the girl s grandmother A MERCIFUL SECRET Mercy Kilpatrick 3 by Kendra Elliot returns you to Mercy Kilpatrick s world of rural central Oregon This series gives you intriguing mystery suspense plots and a view into the world of preppers, survivalists and anti government sovereign citizens.FBI Special Agent Mercy Kilpatrick is surprised at night on a rural road close to her hidden cabin by a young girl who flags her down from the side of the road Mercy is led through the woods to a cabin where the girl s grandmother is dying from multiple stab wounds The Sabins, three generations of women grandmother, mother and daughter have lived isolated in the woods and are rud to be witches.Mercy is later to learn a judge, hundreds of miles away is found slain in the exact same way brings her friend and fellow FBI agent from Portland to investigate both murders Not one to be kept on the sidelines, Mercy along with Chief of Police Truman Daly insert themselves into the investigation An old friend from Mercy s high school days is implicated along with the daughter of the slain woman Rumors and secrets keep hindering the investigation until the explosive surprise climax.This series just keeps getting better and better The mystery plot in this third book is fast paced and the resolution was a surprise to me This book also contains some flashback scenes from one of the suspects which add depth and understanding to her character and others Mercy and Truman s relationship takes a big leap after the climax of this story and I cannot wait to readI found it difficult to put this book down and I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series I m addicted to this series I can t wait to start the next book Review, maybe.