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, Fiction, Thriller

Reviews A Merciful Death (Mercy Kilpatrick #1)

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Mercy is an FBI agent called back to her hometown to investigate the murders of two preppers. She hasn’t been back home to Eagle’s Nest for fifteen years, hasn’t even had contact with her family since then. The hurt runs deep and it’s awkward explaining her relationship to Eagle’s Nest to her FBI partner and the new town sheriff. But solving the murders is her main focus. Mercy’s rattled to find similarities between the current cases ...
  • 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 ...
  • Alex ♈
    Didn't feel it...Maybe the next?..P.S. It pissed me off they killed Levi, h's brother. What for?..
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ☼♎ 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...
  • 2019-01-11
    A MERCIFUL DEATH (Mercy Kilpatrick #1) by Kendra Elliot is the start of a new series that is a cross between romantic suspense and mystery/suspense. This type of series is always difficult to categorize for me, but it is similar to Melinda Leigh’s Morgan Dane series and/or Marie Force’s Fatal series which are must reads for me. FBI Special Agent Mercy Kilpatrick grew up in rural Eagle’s Nest, Oregon in the shadow of the Cascade Mountains. U...
  • Linda
    Prepping: a life philosophy. Removing yourself from being dependent on others. It is a form of self reliance. An ample supply of canned goods, batteries, salt licks, and paper goods were just a few of the items needed. And an abundant amount of weapons.After 15 years away, FBI Special Agent Mercy Kilpatrick returned to her hometown: Eagles Nest, Oregon. Except it wasn’t for visiting; it was her job. Someone was murdering preppers. And one of th...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Lena
    Enter the Cascade Mountain Range, the wild and beautiful land of the All American Prepper.If you’ve never seen one of their reality shows they are best described as something between misogynistic libertarian culty gun nuts and solarpunk nature loving hippies. Unable to find her way in their society Mercy Kilpatrick left at 18 and has been sent back 15 years later as an FBI Special Agent.This series starter was high on setting, medium on mystery...
  • 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 ...
  • Jennifer
    3.5 stars.The existence of preppers has always fascinated and saddened me in equal measure. I've never read a book featuring this culture, so the entire premise was interesting and fresh. The writing was easy to read, the MCs were easy to like, the mystery/suspense was just the right amount of creepy, and the romance was sweet. I'm so happy that I found another author who has a lot of books to go through. :)Trigger warning :(view spoiler)[ there ...
  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    I like this author; and this was a good beginning to the series. I had put off reading it for the longest because I wasn’t sure about the prepper storyline. The twist I was expecting throughout the book didn’t happen until near the end; and didn’t bother me as much as I thought it would. I did get a little pissy when the strong female FBI agent blithely revealed a serious 15 year old secret to a virtual stranger just because she was attract...
  • ☕️Kimberly
    The state of Oregon is home too many preppers or doomsday groups.  Our protagonist, Mercy Kilpatrick grew up in the tight-knit prepper community of Eagle’s Nest, Oregon. A disagreement with her father, caused her to cut-ties with her family when she was eighteen.Mercy knows the small-town and folks in Eagle's Nest. Their dislike of outsiders and the government make her the perfect agent to investigate.When a series of murders involving preppe...
  • 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 ...
  • Kirsten
    A community of doomsday preppers, conspiracy theorists, and evangelical patriarchists near Bend, Oregon? Not for me! A mystery/thriller/romantic suspense novel set in such a location? Yes, please!Mercy is a compelling character and I love her romantic interest, Truman Daly. Though, I would've thought there would've been more killings/attacks in such a community. (Especially, as soon as FBI agents came to town!)I will definitely read more. I want ...
  • Luli
    You can find this review in English below.Cuando empecé a leer esta historia esperaba encontrar algo similar a Vanished (mi libro favorito de esta autora) y no me decepcionó. No me malinterpretes, no es que las historias sean parecidas, el único parecido es que ambos protagonistas son agentes de la ley. Ahí empiezan y acaban las similitudes, pero el estilo es el mismo. Personajes interesantes, inteligentes y reales y una trama original, muy o...
  • 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 ...
  • Cathy Ryan
    4.5*Mercy Kilpatrick returns to her home town of Eagle’s Nest, a small rural town in Oregon, fifteen years after she fled the fallout from several disastrous events. She hasn’t seen or spoken to her family since then. Now a special agent with the FBI she has been sent to Eagle’s Nest with fellow agent, Eddie Peterson, to help the local police force in their investigation of a spate of murders. Someone has been targeting the community of pre...