A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick, #4) by Kendra Elliot

A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick, #4)

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 law can’t reach. But this time, an investigation calling up a dark past ...

Details A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick, #4)

TitleA Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick, #4)
Release DateJun 19th, 2018
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, Mystery

Reviews A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick, #4)

  • Liz
    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 s...
  • Maureen Carden
    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...
  • Ian
    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 no...
  • Chris Carroll
    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 o...
  • Melanie
    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 t...
  • 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 l...
  • Kathy Martin
    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 ...
  • Luli
    You can find this review in English below.4,5 estrellas.Otra fantástica e interesante historia de la Sra. Elliot. Esta es la cuarta entrega de una serie que me tiene entusiasmada. No soy fan de las series, suelen aburrirme muy pronto porque se vuelven predecibles y repetitivas. Bajo ninguna circunstancia se pueden aplicar aquí esas premisas. Cada historia tiene su proporción secreta de ingredientes (romance/suspense/relaciones) y todas funcion...
  • Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
    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 b...
  • Anita
    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....
  • Carolyn
    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!
  • Book Him Danno
    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 alo...
  • Darcy
    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 ...
  • Gabrielle
    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 rainstor...
  • Reen
    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 fa...
  • 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 lo...
  • Rabid Reader
    This is a thrilling addition to the series; the action, suspense, twists and emotional turmoil in this story is amazing. Families are being brutally murdered in a hauntingly similar fashion to the past, and anti-government extremists are once again causing trouble. Police Chief Truman Daly and FBI Agent Mercy Kilpatrick suffer some intense physical and emotional damage as the try to unravel the complexities and solve the crimes. Your heart breaks...
  • Vikki Vaught
    I always know I’m in for a treat with a new release from Kendra Elliott. When I received an invitation from the publisher, via Net-Galley, I eagerly agreed to read and review the fourth book in her Mercy Kilpatrick series. My opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.As with all of Ms. Elliot’s books, the characters are real and flawed, the plot is intriguing and there’s plenty of emotions running high. One of the things I enjoy...
  • Reen
    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 fa...
  • Diane
    A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick #4) by author Kendra Elliot is a very good mix of suspense thriller which continues from one generation to another. There is more than one element of evil lurking around in this story. FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick is working a case in which five skulls have been found. The secrets from a past generation threaten to expose a murderer in the present day. Did the same person kill both families or is there a copy-ca...
  • Kimberly Lund
    The Mercy Kilpatrick series is one of my favorites and this was one of my favorite books. I liked that Mercy’s family were only tertiary characters and the focus was the mystery/mysteries and the relationship between Mercy and Truman. This book was well paced and I enjoyed the time each day I got to escape into it. Can’t wait for the next!
  • Dawn
    This is one of the tougher books that I have read in this series because of the content, but it's also really good. You may need your tissues.I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
  • Anne - Books of My Heart
    This review was originally posted on Books of My HeartReview 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 ...
  • ⚜️Trea
    FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM THE PUBLISHER THROUGH NET GALLEY. I VOLUNTARILY OFFER MY HONEST REVIEW OF THE BOOK, THOUGH IT IS NOT EXPECTED OF ME! RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW! 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 st...
  • Niken Widyastuti
    I have no idea how Ms. Elliot did it, but this series is getting better and better. Series with the same main characters often became stale by the 4th or 5th book. Their relationship became boring and the storyline became farfetched. NOT with this series though.Relationship between Mercy and Truman was stronger than ever, developing in the right way without feeling fake or being forced. Theirs felt so real and I couldn’t help but rooted for the...
  • Cris
    I suspect I sound like a broken record every time I review a Kendra Elliot novel, waxing poetic about the awesomeness of her Mercy Kilpatrick series… but they’re really just that good! A MERCIFUL SILENCE marks the fourth entry in the series and is the most Mercy-focused of the lot, with the heinous crimes characteristic of Ms. Elliot’s work acting almost as backdrop to keep this in the RS realm. In A MERCIFUL SILENCE, we get to see beyond t...
  • Sarah
    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This is a new series for me I loved both the mystery and the suspense in this story. Starting with the discovery of multiple skeletons during a flash flood, the story quickly becomes a complicated tangle of current crimes, twenty year old crimes and a series of seemingly unrelated events that blur Mercy’s investigation even further. I didn’t realise that I was jumping into b...
  • Literati Literature Lovers
    Truman and Mercy Rock I listened to this newest Mercy Kilpatrick Book via Kindle Unlimited and both the plot and subplots rock. The book surrounds the discovery of several human remains revealed after a flooding. FBI Agent Mercy is on the case, and there is a cross over into Chief Truman’s territory. The book is a nail bitter, and if I hint at much more you’ll hate me for spoiling it. What is great is that a couple of new characters are intro...
  • Ebony
    It was great to catch up again with Mercy, Truman and the rest of the characters. I did think that the previous book ‘A Merciful Secret’ might have been the last book in this series, so I was pleasantly surprised to find out we were getting another book. And it’s also good to hear that ‘A Merciful Silence’ won’t be the last book either.This is book 4 in the Mercy Kilpatrick series and you definitely need to have read the previous book...
  • Brooke
    **This ARC was given to me by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**This was an exciting, well-written mystery/suspense novel. I'm not sure I would classify it as romance, but it was a great read nonetheless. The characters are strong, and the storyline is well crafted and complex. At one point I thought the story shift meant that the mystery would carry over to the next book, but it comes full circle and has a satisfying ending. Kendra Ell...