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A Merciful Silence

Mercy Kilpatrick, Book 4
Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
Series: Mercy Kilpatrick, Book 4
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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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 for her and police chief Truman Daly may be hitting too close to home.

A rainstorm has uncovered the remains of five people - a reprise of the distinctive slaughter of two families twenty years ago. Except the convicted killer is in prison. Is this the case of a sick copycat, or is the wrong man behind bars? One person might have the answer. The lone survivor of the decades-old crimes has returned to town still claiming that she can’t remember a thing about the night she was left for dead. As the search for the truth becomes more dangerous, Mercy fears that the traumatized woman may not have buried her memories at all. She might be keeping them a secret. And there’s a price to be paid for revealing them.

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

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LOVED IT

Great series and recommend listening. Twists, plots, suspense. Keeps you listening. check out the series

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  • Kay
  • 21-06-2018

I liked this

I quite like this series.

All bit goofy but nice and good stories. Hope you enjoy

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  • shelley
  • 20-06-2018

Great procedural!

Wow! This sure is a thrilling book. This is book #4 in the series. The can each be read/listened to as stand alone books but I would suggest listening to them in the order they were written. There are developing relationships between characters that are continuous through each new book.
This story kicks right off with heavy rain uncovering five skulls with injuries consistent with murders 20 years ago. Two entire families had been found murdered with similar injuries but one little girl lived. The problem is that killer is already locked up. This case also differs in that there's a family of five missing, five skulls found but one is an Asian make, there was no one Asian in the family. When Mercy interviews the convicted man he points out that the surviving girl, now a woman moves around a lot and death seems to follow where ever she goes.
There is a secondary plot going on simultaneously. This one deals with sovereign citizens. These people have decided they are not US citizens and don't have to pay taxes or abide by the law. Eagle Rock is a strange community to begin with. Mercy herself comes from a family of preppers, these are people preparing for devastating times who are prepared with food , generators and what ever else they may need for years to come. In the previous book Mercy's home was burned down.
Terri Schnaubelt does an excellent job narrating.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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  • Wayne
  • 20-06-2018

4th novel in a great crime series!

In listening to the 17 novels and 2 novellas by Kendra Elliot as well as some by Melinda Leigh it seems that mostly rural central Oregon must be the murder capital of the world. MERCIFUL SILENCE is the 4th novel in Kendra Elliot's FBI special agent Mercy Kilpatrick series with at least two more to come. This novel is unusual in that the first person portion is of the antagonist. All of the novels earn 5 stars both for the stories and Teri Schnaubelt's narration. Kendra Elliot's police procedurals are consistently outstanding.

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  • J. Ray
  • 14-08-2018

Another Great One!!

The story, characters, and narration are all wonderful. It is hard to stop listening to this book.

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  • Reggie
  • 25-09-2019

This one was gut wrenching...

Merci and her FBI team are in the middle of an investigation into murdered families...one of which is 20yrs old. Someone is serving a prison sentence for that crime, so is the most recent murders a copycat? Then police chief Truman Daley is kidnapped...will he be found before it’s too late?
While it’s nor necessary to read the earlier books in the series, it’s more enjoyable to do so and catch up with all of the characters.

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  • Designs By Julie Ann
  • 11-02-2019

excellent writer

Another great storyline. I will also be getting the other series she has written. Some of the same characters overlap.

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  • Jinxy
  • 08-02-2019

best yet

Such a great continuation of the story line and a nail biter to boot! definitely worth the wait

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  • Kathleen
  • 06-02-2019

Nice

An interesting plot and a little romance. Just right to listen to while baking on a cold winter day

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  • 04-02-2019

ANOTHER GOOD MERCY KILPATRICK!

All I can say is that this series is great. I am not going to leave spoilers, but I will say that in trying to solve murder cases, old and new, our hero and heroine put us through the wringer. There are times when you think the worst may have happened, but thankfully it does not. And we get to celebrate the point where everything ends well.

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  • Laura
  • 27-11-2018

Intense!!

I’m still reeling from the events that happened in this book! So intense and so many emotions!
This may be my favorite so far! The narrator did a fabulous job in keeping me intrigued with the story while I was driving and cleaning. Cannot wait to see what happens next!!

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  • Sheltiebear
  • 26-11-2018

Great addition to the series

If you enjoyed the other 3 this one will not let you down. It was just as action packed and hard to believe as the others.

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  • Mini Ward
  • 14-04-2019

A Merciful Silence

A Merciful Silence by Kendra Elliot. Brilliant. Another great story in this series,and it really is a great follow up to the previous books.
Can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.