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Publisher's Summary

Soon to be a TV series by Warner Brothers Television and Ellen DeGeneres’s A Very Good Production.

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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loved it t

great book with twists a must read and worth it.
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I enjoyed the story, the performance was great, Recommend the book. It is a great buy

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  • K. Mathis
  • 27-03-2017

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!

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  • Jacque
  • 02-02-2017

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.

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  • BDHumbert
  • 25-05-2017

Ok

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

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  • Bruce Langsen
  • 31-01-2018

Real Potential But...

This book had real potential but the characters’ relationships didn’t ring true. Mercy was both very strong and very weak. Almost bipolar. I enjoyed parts of it but I rushed the completion to finish it.

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  • Mark
  • 04-09-2017

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.

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  • Gothic_Potato
  • 16-06-2018

Excellent book and narration.

I purchased this book with others and completely forgot what it was about. Elliot is an excellent writer and she did not disappoint in "A Merciful Death". Each character had their own spotlight of importance; how much spotlight they were given depended on how important they were or how much they wanted to be seen. The book also offered information about being prepared for a breakdown in the system. Being ready with food, water, and other supplies are always important - and for more than one day. Really enjoyed this book.

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  • Keena S. Knisley
  • 09-05-2018

Great Story!

I'd never read anything by Kendra Elliott and now I'm hooked! This story was great! Well written and riveting, with a great suspenseful storyline, this book kept me enthralled from beginning to end. The narrator, Teri Schnaubelt, was perfect! I loved the changes in her voice for the different characters. She was spot -on! I can't wait to read (listen to) the next book in the series!!

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  • PKL
  • 23-04-2018

A Great Read!

I enjoyed this very much. Well written and narrated. The storyline kept me interested and thinking. I particularly liked the tension between the main characters, but was not acted upon. The thoughts were present, but were more of an innocent attraction than all out lust. I also liked the suggestion of real life vulnerabilities the main characters displayed....just a very good all around book...thumbs up!

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  • Houston Mom
  • 16-03-2018

Gripping!

Couldn’t put this down. Merci is an intriguing, likable character and the plot line had enough twists and turns to keep me guessing until the end. I’ll definitely continue the series.

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  • VVN
  • 15-03-2018

Loved it.

This was the first novel I read by this author. I really enjoyed how well written and descriptive the plot was, and how the narrator (via audible) captured the emotion and tone of each character.

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  • f.c
  • 16-09-2017

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-07-2018

Good

Gripping story with twists and turns in story line. Intriguing family dynamics and life style of the prepers

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  • Doris Smith
  • 18-07-2018

A merciful death

Loved this book couldn't put down content and narration excellent looking forward to next one