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A pair of ritual murders could expose Mercy Kilpatrick to something terrifying: her own past...

Raised off the grid by survivalists, Mercy Kilpatrick believed in no greater safeguard than the backwoods of Oregon. Unforgiven by her father for abandoning the fold for the FBI, Mercy still holds to her past convictions. They're in her blood. They're her secrets - as guarded as her private survival retreat hidden away in the foothills.

In a cabin near her hideaway, Mercy encounters a young girl whose grandmother is dying from multiple knife wounds. Hundreds of miles away, a body is discovered slashed to death in a similar way. The victims - a city judge and an old woman living in the woods - couldn't be more different. With the help of police chief Truman Daly, Mercy must find the killer before the body count rises. Mercy knows that the past has an edge on her. So does her family. How can she keep her secrets now...when they're the only things that can save her?

©2018 by Oceanfront Press Company. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Another 5 star read!

This series totally has me hooked. Love the way Kendra Elliot writes. Now up to date with all, can’t wait for next book

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  • shelley
  • 22-01-2018

Great Series!

Secrets just never seem to stay a secret. Very good book in the Mercy Kilpatrick (the prepper FBI) series. Fast paced with some very strange family relationships. Two murder victims. One is a judge, the other is an older woman living so far back in the woods you have to know she lives there to find her. The locals say she's a witch. Both stabbed to death with the same stab pattern. Something connects these two but you won't find out what it is until about 3/4 of the through the book.
Excellent narration by Terri Schnaubelt.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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  • Wayne
  • 21-01-2018

Lots of mystery, action, very intense suspense,...

...and a bit of romance. Author Kendra Elliot has another big winner in her Mercy Kilpatrick series. Oh, there is also the great narration.

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  • Sam
  • 30-01-2018

Love this series

I've listened to all of the books in this series. As soon as a new one comes out, I stop the book I'm in and start this one. I can't wait for more.

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  • Lee Anne Wooton
  • 12-02-2018

Absolutely Amazing!!!

Love this series and this author. I like that so many characters cross over from other stories. This one in the series is my favorite, so many twists and turns to keep you guessing. suspenseful and thrilling. I cannot wait til book 4.

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  • Reggie
  • 25-09-2019

The witches of Central Oregon...

Mercy is at the scene of a woman who has been mutilated...desperately trying to save her, unfortunately, the old woman doesn’t make it. Rumor in the small town of Eagles Nest says that the woman and her daughter are witches. Who wiuld kill a witch? When a Portland judge, with ties to Eagles Nest is murdered in the same manner, the FBI takes over and Mercy is caught up in the investigation. Another heart pumping thriller that’s well executed.

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  • Ashton A. Makovicka
  • 14-04-2018

Keeps you guessing

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I really enjoyed this book. It kept me guessing and had several twists and turns that surprised me. I read a lot and highly recommend this series

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  • S. Lewis
  • 04-04-2018

Great story!

This story is so good! I love this series. This book has great and interesting characters. It is full of suspense and mystery. I love the way it unfolds. The narration is very good.

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  • Aaron W.C.
  • 31-03-2018

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A Merciful Secret is an amazing book. Readers will enjoy the amazing twist in the story line. Recommend this book to everyone you know that loves crime books.

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  • Tera
  • 15-03-2018

Love this series!

Great writer, great books, love her style! I would recommend reading these books in a heartbeat!

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  • Maggie Montoya-De La O
  • 11-03-2018

loved it

action packed, romance and fun. I just loved the series. can't wait to start the next.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-11-2018

My favourite in the series so far

4.5 Stars I really enjoyed this book. The charaters have gotten even better and the crime mystery was really interesting.

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  • Kelly O'connor
  • 27-07-2018

Really enjoyed this one !

4.5 stars I’m completely addicted to this series and this authors writing I’m off to start book 4 can’t wait to see what happens next in Eagles Nest !

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  • DEE
  • 23-04-2018

Another fantastic Mercy story!

Would you listen to A Merciful Secret again? Why?

Yes - All Kendra Elliot books are well worth keeping and revisiting again in the future

Who was your favorite character and why?

That's easy...Truman Daly of course, I bet he is loved by all the romance readers ;)

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Kendra Elliot has become an auto-buy author, she does a fantastic job with the suspense but still remembers to add enough romance in to satisfy readers of that Genre.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-04-2018

Excellent read

Wow what a great story. Kendra never let you down. Cannot wait for her next publication whatever the story

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 31-01-2018

Burning ambitions

Although the story line wasn’t as exciting as some of Kendra’s other stories I’ve read , this was a fluid , well written and very enjoyable read/listen. With a pretty violent climax the story was well rounded off. Happy to recommend this book to anyone as Kendra is a top story teller .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-01-2018

Good storyline

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  • Mrs. S. A. Lynch
  • 22-01-2018

great story, great series.

i thoroughly enjoyed this book. the story is good and the suspense level is high. As alwsys i await the next instalment of Trueman and Mercy's story because they seem to find a lot of serious trouble in such a quiet place.

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