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A Merciful Death Audiobook

A Merciful Death: Mercy Kilpatrick, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

FBI special agent Mercy Kilpatrick has been waiting her whole life for disaster to strike. A prepper since childhood, Mercy grew up living off the land - and off the grid - in rural Eagle's Nest, Oregon. Until a shocking tragedy tore her family apart and forced her to leave home. Now a predator known as the cave man is targeting the survivalists in her hometown, murdering them in their homes, stealing huge numbers of weapons, and creating federal suspicion of a possible domestic terrorism event. But the crime scene details are eerily familiar to an unsolved mystery from Mercy's past.

Sent by the FBI to assist local law enforcement, Mercy returns to Eagle's Nest to face the family who shunned her while maintaining the facade of a law-abiding citizen. There, she meets police chief Truman Daly, whose uncle was the cave man's latest victim. He sees the survivalist side of her that she desperately tries to hide, but if she lets him get close enough to learn her secret, she might not survive the fallout...

©2017 Kendra Elliot. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    f.c 16/09/2017
    f.c 16/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Good storyline"

    Took a little while to pick up but built nicely and steadily. It wasn't nail biting edge of you seat gripping stuff but was still engaging and kept me hooked. Was a. It disappointed that some things weren't quite resolved or discussed but I guess it's the author's way of building up to next book. I'm in no hurry to grab it but will eventually get to it. Give it a go

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Jacque
    Lander, WY, United States
    02/02/17
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    "This was not a well written book."

    The idea for the story was interesting but nit well executed. Characters were flat. Kind of a waste of time.

    42 of 47 people found this review helpful
  • BDHumbert
    Fort Pierce, FL, United States
    25/05/17
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    "Ok"

    But there are better books/authors in this genre. Could have benefited from some editing and shortening

    30 of 34 people found this review helpful
  • K. Mathis
    usa
    27/03/17
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    "i dont think this was written by kendra elliot"

    The constant use of the characters thoughts is so distracting that it took me over a month to finish this book. Completing this book became more of a task than a desire. It was a decent plot but the writting was awful and uncharacteristic of Kendra Elliott. kendra elliot is a better writer than this. the storyline was slow and as if she was writing to fulfill the publishers demands without telling the story. Oh Kendra im still a fan but i will never read another book of yours written in this format. Stick with what works for you. i like picking up a book and knowing its yours without reading the cover. this is not you!

    39 of 45 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Waltham, MA, United States
    04/09/17
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    "predictable mystery"

    This predictable mystery was engaging at times, and dragged at other times. I never really believed the main character, Mercy. She left home at age 18, and never had any contact with her family after that. She ended out with the FBI. More interesting than the murder mystery she was investigating was what happened with her and her rural survivalist family. And there is a big secret she is hiding. And then there is a romantic interest with the local sheriff. I almost quit this two-thirds of the way through. I'm glad I stayed with it, because the last third is the best. It devolves somewhat into a chick lit thriller, but that was when the novel was the most fun. I think this is more a woman's novel than a man's, yet I (a guy) liked it enough to finish.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Francesca R.
    America
    15/03/17
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    "Great book"

    I really enjoyed this book. The secret that was kept, how the relationships developed and the struggle to keep the secret. I'm a fan of Kendra Elliot books so I look forward to more of this town of preppers.
    If I had one complaint it would be this:
    **SPOILER ALERT, don't read further!!


    The way Mercy put all the blame on Levy. She claimed he was protecting hisself (which he was, his daughter) but so was she. From the moment she came to town she had doubts but refused to come clean. Even after she and Truman spoke to Levy and she told what Levy knew, she had a chance and still lied. What Levy did was awful and If I were Rose I would never forgive him but they all agreed to keep the secret. Maybe if she told the chief what happened they would have been looking for the partner all along. She never acknowledged her own culpability and now Truman is a part of the lie.
    Also, the only thing her brother asked she didn't do. She only had to add support for one year for a self sufficient person but she had to think about it?

    14 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Rita
    03/06/17
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    "Another Good Book!"

    Every time I listen to a Kendra Elliot book, I know what to expect. Suspense, a little love story, and great narration. Im looking forward to the next book in the series!

    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Sandy
    Shorewood, WI, United States
    16/08/17
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    "Good Book"

    The narrator was fantastic the romance predictable but the details of preppers was great the characters were more interesting than the mystery. This is great for a person who likes some suspense but not constant
    Mercy is very interesting character I really enjoyed getting to know Mercy and her family 😀😀

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • barbara
    11/08/17
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    "A Merciful Death"

    Second audio book I have listened to by this author, loved the story, the narration, how they bring out the characters, felt you were in the story. Enjoyed the story and the ending. Will definitely be reading more of Kendra's books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jade Da Costa
    10/08/17
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    "Good Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It was interesting, unique, and thoughtful. The character development was amazing, the narrator was engaging and likable, and the narrative was strong.


    What other book might you compare A Merciful Death to and why?

    "The Girl who was Taken;" the story is told from different points of view, in different points of time, with an interesting ending and strong characters with just enough horror and thrill.


    Which character – as performed by Teri Schnaubelt – was your favorite?

    Merci, hands down.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. It was good - but not intense in any way; I will not be thinking about it in a few weeks.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • WBW
    Jamaica
    27/07/17
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    "Pleasantly surprised!"

    I bought this on a whim as it was on sale. Great narration! interesting light mystery. Will get the next book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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