Kendra Eliot’s new “Mercy Kilptrick” series started off with “A Merciful Death” as Mercy Kilpatrick returns to her little rural town of Eagle’s Nest, Oregon, where secrets are buried deep, and the residents are perpetual preppers, waiting for a disaster to strike…. living off the grid and off of the land.


As FBI Agent Mercy Kilptrick tries to settle into the town, bonds with the Police Chief Truman Daly, and tries to mend fences with her family, a series of fires and killing of law officials rocks the little town and Truman and Mercy get right into the middle of it. And when the threat comes close to home and with rumors of anti-government militia residing in Eagle’s Nest, all bets are off and Mercy and Truman will unearth every single hidden secret to bring the killer to justice.

“A Merciful Truth” is another brilliant fiction as Kendra concentrates on developing the growing relationship between Truman and Mercy, as the townsfolk get used to Mercy’s presence in the town, but never deviating from the plot of the story. With suspense gracing each page, with loyalty and courage tested as the killer accelerates, I never even imagined or anticipated the twisted truth that comes at the end!

With great attention to the dynamics of the Kilpatrick family, Kendra Elliot weaves another intense story of family loyalties, loss and pain, hope and faith and the nuances of a small rural town’s lifestyle and a great insight into the mentality of preppers and survivalists. And I’ve always loved her prowess of developing a personal relationship, layer by layer, book by book…my favorite attribute of her.

Received an ARC from Montlake Romance via Net Galley for an honest review.