A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick #1) by Kendra Elliot

A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick #1)

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 feder...

Details A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick #1)

TitleA Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick #1)
Release DateJan 17th, 2017
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreMystery, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Fiction

Reviews A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick #1)

  • Mary Beth
    4.5 stars This is my first book by this author. This is the first book in the Mercy Kilpatrick Series. It was so good, it kept me intrigued from the beginning to the end. I have been wanting to read this author for some time now and was so excited when I got this chance.Mercy Kilpatrick ran away from her hometown, Eagles Nest, Oregon fifteen years ago and now comes back as a F.B.I. agent. She doesn't want her past to be known. Mercy is assigned t...
  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    This is my first book by this author. This is the1st book in the Mercy Kilpatrick Series and the first that I have read by this author, Kendra Elliot.The plot dragged on a bit too much for me.....I felt bogged down with all this information about the "preppers".........hell, these are pretty weird characters........and the build up was so slow...slow. There was so much angst and secrets re: the small town people and Mercy's family.Whilst I found ...
  • Tulay
    Depressing start to new series.FBI special agent Mercy grow up male dominant prepper family. Fifteen years ago was forced out of her home, left and made her way in this world. Investigating stolen guns and murders. Tragedy of what happened to her and blind sister Rose always in her mind. Rape and murders of Rose's two friends from fifteen years ago was never solved either. Depressing story.
  • Linda Strong
    FBI Agent Mercy Kilpatrick has been pegged to investigate a series of murders in Eagle's Nest, Oregon. This is her home town, where her parents and siblings still live ... although she hasn't seen or talked to any of them in 15 years, when she was forced to leave and told to never return.Someone is killing survivalists in their homes and stealing their many weapons. Could this be a possible act of domestic terrorism? But the broken mirrors in eac...
  • Petra
    I've read all of Kendra Elliot's books and was super excited to start her latest series. Once again, she didn't disappoint. Mercy Kilpatrick, the protagonist, first appeared in Targeted, the fourth book in the Callahan & McLane series.Mercy left her hometown 15 years ago and hasn't spoken to her family since. But now she is sent by the FBI to help the local police with their investigation into the murder of survivalists in the isolated community ...
  • Liz
    An enjoyable start to a new series for me. Mercy is an FBI agent out of Portland Oregon. She’s sent to investigate a series of murders of preppers (survivalists) in Eagles Nest, a town where she grew up before leaving her family at age 18, never to return. Mercy’s family were also preppers. She’s a tough gal. She might not be in communication with her family, but their philosophy still colors her beliefs. This one has everything I love - a ...
  • Barbara
    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.Eagle's Nest, Oregon contains a large community of preppers - people who stock up on food, water, wood, medical supplies, equipment, guns, and so on. They plan to to be ready for a catastrophe, which they call 'the end of the world as we know it.' As the book opens someone has killed two preppers and stolen their weapons.Sheriff Truman Daly, the nephew of a prepper victim, is determined to find his uncle's ...
  • CD {Boulder Blvd}
    I have read a number of Kendra Elliot books and really like her writing style and A Merciful Death may just end up being my favorite book of hers to date. I started reading it this morning and had a really enjoyable day reading it.I really liked all the characters (both good guys and bad guys) in this book. They felt real with real motivations - not that the bad guy's motivations were good but they felt realistic. I'm also really intrigued by the...
  • Purple Country Girl (Sandy)
    TEOTWAWKI: The end of the world as we know it - the scenario the victims in A Merciful Death have been stockpiling supplies for in case the worst should happen.A Merciful Death is the first in a series featuring FBI Agent Mercy Fitzpatrick. She and her partner, Eddie Peterson, have been sent to Eagle’s Nest, Oregon, to assist local law enforcement in investigating the murders of several survivalists, a.k.a. preppers. Someone has murdered the me...
  • ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
    Good startMercy returns back to her home town as an FBI agent to work on a crime but when she gets there the crime seems to mimic an old crime that happened when she was in her teens. The only problem is Mercy hasn't been back since she left home when she was 18 years old and her siblings have a secret so she will have to confront them. Things start to come together and there are other things start to come out as well will this ruin what Mercy ha...
  • CL
    FBI Spc Agt Mercy Kilpatrick was raised a prepper but she has kept her past a secret from all who know her. She moved away from Eagle's Nest and has had no contact with her family since. She has been called back there for a case assigned to her because she is from that area but she is not sure how her family will take seeing her again. It seems that someone is killing preppers and it may be tied into why Mercy left all those years ago. Great read...
  • Zannie (darktwistybooks)
    A Merciful Death is the first book I've read by Kendra Elliot. It's the first book in the Mercy Kilpatrick series. I love it when I find a new series I enjoy. But then my heart sinks when I discover that it only has two books and the third isn't due out for another six months. But I digress.Mercy Kilpatrick is an FBI Agent from Portland, Oregon. She is called to her hometown of Eagles Nest to investigate the murder of a few "preppers." What are p...
  • Book Him Danno
    I was worried that A Merciful Death would end up being just like all Kendra Elliot and while it is very similar at the same time it is different.Mercy isn't the perfect Federal Agent but she works hard to cover up her past. She is strong, fights for the right and believes in those she loves. Kendra Elliot gave readers a person who isn't damaged but struggles between the way she was raised and how she wants to live her life.Kendra created characte...
  • Anita
    Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.The Kendra Elliot books I've read have all been suspense with the emphasis on building a realistic romance. "A Merciful Death" is no different. Somehow you just know, from the first pages, that a book is going to be good. This book is good. It's refreshing to have a H/h who don't fall into insta love/lust on first sight. This ro...
  • Jean
    Actual rating: 4.5 out of 5 starsI really enjoyed this book. This is the first book in the Mercy Kilpatrick series and my first read from this author. It was a compelling read and I could not put the book down.In a small rural town in Oregon, Mercy Kilpatrick grew up as a prepper. A prepper's life is centered on being prepared for TEOTWAWKI. The end of the world as we know it. After conflict with her family, Mercy was shunned from the family and ...
  • Amber Hughes
    **3-3.5 stars**
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    This is the first in a new series by Kendra Elliot and it has me hooked. Mercy Kilpatrick is a woman with many secrets. That is hard for someone who is also an FBI agent. When her most recent case sends her back to her hometown of Eagle's Nest, Oregon, some of her secrets come out. Fifteen years earlier she left home and was shunned by her family, she has not spoken to any of them since. This town has more than its share of "preppers". There are ...
  • Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
    I'm glad I got to start this new series from the first book because it's shaping up to be another great one from Ms. Elliot. The characters, the plot, the twists and turns, the suspense, all of it combines to make this story a gripping page-turner and I can't wait for the next book.A small town in Oregon. A crime spree and the murders of two young women. Two young women with a huge secret. Fast-forward to fifteen years later and the same town is ...
  • Karen
    A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick, #1) by Kendra ElliotMercy Kilpatrick is a special agent in the FBI. She is returning to her hometown Eagle's Nest with her partner Eddie. Someone has already murdered three preppers. A prepper is some one who lives off the grid and stocks up on things to eat and fuel and water. Mercy thinks that the massive amount of weapons that are stolen at each murder might have something to do with domestic terrorism. She ...
  • Julie
    Before I really delve into this review, I need to tell you that I'm in the minority with my feelings on this book. Almost 1800 people have read this book as of right this moment and it's rated at almost 4.5 stars. So my one star rating is ... not common. After I finished this, I was a little surprised to find out that this was a romantic suspense. I mean, I must have known that at some point because I picked this book and romantic suspense is my ...
  • B
    3-3.5 it was t terrible, so what was missing?? More to come...
  • Angie Dokos
    I enjoyed this book. It was a great story, and I liked the characters. Was pretty predictable, but still good.
  • Elvan
    We've all heard stories of survivalists. People who chose to live off the grid in remote areas preparing for TEOTWAWKI, or the end of the world as we know it. In Kendra Elliot's latest novel these men and women are called "Preppers”. Not only are they stockpiling food and fuel for natural or man-made disasters to come they also stockpile weapons to defend their supplies. When three old preppers are murdered deep in the Oregon interior FBI speci...
  • Diane
    TEOTWAWKI - Or Doomsday Preppers! This book takes place in Oregan and concerns all the "Preppers" and the extremes they go to prepare themselves for the end of the world as they know it! Mercy Kilpatrick is an FBI agent and a member of one of the main families in the area - a shunned member that is. Although the preparedness has been instilled in Mercy, she was banished from her family when she was 18 and made her way to Portland to survive on he...
  • Melissa Borsey
    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. After 15 years away from her family, Mercy Kilpatrick has returned as an FBI agent investigating a string of murders. She has also been introduced to the Police Chief and there are definite sparks between the two of them. When the new murders begin to look like the murder that happened 15 years ago, Mercy doesn't know what to reveal and what to keep hidden for not onl...
  • Yellagirlgc
    FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick and Chief Truman make a good team. Someone's killing preppers and it has similarities to a past case that almost destroyed Mercy's family. Mercy was a chick I could get a coffee or cocktail with. She had feelings but isnt a push over & I like that. I can see many books in this series because there are great characters in this book.I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
  • Joann
    Fooled again! I thought this might be the start of a new series for me. Alas no. Good golly, I think I live in a depressed area but the setting for this is Eagle's Nest, Oregon which was really depressing with boarded up buildings etc. And the people all are depressing. I don't even remember anyone smiling or chuckling or having a happy time. The characters are sort of cartoonish and I didn't enjoy the plot which deals with antigovernment people ...
  • Debra Webb
    Really enjoyed reading Mercy's story! Love a strong heroine! Great read!
  • Suzanne Johnson
    Actually, a 4-1/2, and a great start to a new series. Review to come on my blog.