• A Merciful Fate

  • Mercy Kilpatrick, Book 5
  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (2,146 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this Wall Street Journal and Amazon Charts bestseller, there are no such things as little secrets...

Raised by preppers, survivalist and FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick has a deep-rooted need for a safe place. Her getaway in the Cascade Foothills is her secret. But when skeletal remains are unearthed - those of a murdered man linked to a notorious heist - Mercy realizes she isn’t the only one with something to hide.

Thirty years ago, an armored-car robbery turned deadly. The mastermind was captured. Four conspirators vanished with a fortune. One of them, it appears, never made it out of the woods alive. For Mercy and her fiancé, Police Chief Truman Daly, their investigation opens old wounds in Eagle’s Nest that cut deeper than they imagined. Especially when a reckless tabloid reporter draws fresh blood. It’s clear to Mercy that somebody in this close-knit community is not who they seem to be.

Some are still shattered by the heist. Some still have reason to be afraid. But which one will kill again and again to hide three decades of secrets? To land this case, it’s up to Mercy to unmask a familiar stranger before someone else dies.

©2019 by Oceanfront Press Company. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Book #5 in the Mercy Kilpatrick is a good solid addition to this series. It is a good stand alone but I would suggest at least listening/reading book #1 first for an understanding of the area culture first.
The publisher's summary gives a good overview of a 30 year old robbery. It is brought once again into the public interest when the skeletal remains of one of the participants in the robbery is found. The one person involved who went to prison gives Mercy a menacing warning and two women in town are victims of vandalism. Then someone is murdered...
This book is as expected from Kendra Elliot. Great plot, fast paced mystery with minimal romance and maximum suspense!
Teri Schnaubelt does an excellent job narrating.
This book is FREE to borrow with the kindle unlimited edition!!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Suspenseful Action and Intensity Were Riveting

A thirty-year old bank heist that remains unsolved has new light shed on it and Mercy lands the case while Truman works a vicious vandalism case. Another addicting installment to a an abso-fab series!

A Merciful Fate is book five and comes some months after the events close out in the last book. This is a series that ties closely together from book to book even if a new case or cases pop up in each book so it doesn't work well standalone or out of order.

Ollie is settling into life back in civilization with Truman, Mercy, and Kailey's help, but once in a while he needs to get away into the peace of the wilderness and think. Ollie and his dog, Shep stumble over the bones of a person shot in the head and empty bank bags nearby. Mercy is given the case to work this new lead on a a bank heist where four of the five thieves got away and all the money. Slowly she sifts through the old evidence and discovers that some one in the present, close to home, might know a great deal about that case.
Meanwhile, Truman is faced with broken windows on cars and spray paint vandalism for two women in town. Then the attacks start.
Oh, and Rose and Nick are drawing closer to the birth of her baby and their wedding while Mercy and Truman wonder if they will ever have the time to plan their own wedding.

There was a lot going on in this one between two separate cases and personal lives. I don't know what it was about this one, but I was right on top of each secret and the solutions well before the twists and reveals. Usually, I'm good for one or two, but, I was batting a thousand. Though, that said, I was still as riveted as usual. I might know the who, the why, and the how in a general sense, but there were still plenty of thrills and worries and interest in how Mercy and the others were to figure it all out.

Five books in and I am still very much enchanted with the cast of characters with Mercy at the center, the setting, ongoing development of background, and the cases. Each one manages to touch close to home for Mercy and her family. I'm finally caught up on the series and now must wait impatiently for the next installment.

Narrator, Teri Schnaubelt, is the voice of this series and gives it even more heart and soul if that is possible. She's got each voice distinguishable and does gender, age, and rural vs. city so well. She's spot on with the pace and tone. I'm as much a fan of her work as the series itself.

So, another solid showing and so much that happens to push our intrepid circle of friends and family hard on their emotions. Pulse-pounding excitement beside slow build suspense married to family and romance. You can't beat it if you love romantic suspense.

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Keep them coming Kendra!

I love this series, every book keeps you wanting more, keeps you reading (listening) until the very end. I’m so happy that another book is coming out this year. For those of you that love crime novels with a hint of romance, this series is for you!

If I had an critique, it’s that allllll of these events in these books happening in less than a year? I don’t think so.

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Another hit for Kendra Elliot

I really like the Mercy Kilpatrick series but I think this is my favorite so far! Great story, some twists and wonderful character building.

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Love This Series!

This is book 5 of the Mercy Kilpatrick series, and I have grown more and more fond of both Mercy and Truman with each new tale. I know, if you're the type to totally pick a plot to death you could find it fairly trite that Mercy, Truman, or one of their loved ones seems to run into a deadly situation with each book. It really doesn't bother me because I find these stories to be very well written with plot lines that grab me early on and keep me completely engrossed in the story throughout.

I love the characters. They all have depth and are uniquely diverse, carrying their own histories with all the baggage that entails. Yet the main characters continue to show growth and remain true to the moral compass they've displayed throughout the various story lines. I will keep reading these as long as Kendra Elliot continues to write about this small Oregonian town with two tough as nails law enforcement officers.

If you're new to the series, it is possible to read this as a stand-alone. The author admirably catches the reader up to date on any previous events that may factor in. But the most enjoyment is to be gained from reading them all in order. In this way, the reader can slip into a new addition to the series with the sense that they're visiting old friends... in a small, rural town that attracts all kinds of trouble.

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laceh

loved it as much as the rest of the series maybe my favorite. not sure.

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best

This is the Best book yet, I didn't want to turn it off. great narrator, can't wait for the next book, although everything is good for this to be the last. but still... :)

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Hard to put down!

There were a lot of twists in this book. It kept me guessing as to what would happen next. Very good story.

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Great read

This is a great book. The whole series is great, full of action and a bit of romance. The book is intriguing....you attempt to figure out who committed the crime(s). You think you know who the mastermind is, but you are wrong.

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A Merciful Fate

This series just keeps getting better! After Ollie and his dog find a human bone in the woods, skeletal remains are found and they are discovered to be the remains of a bank robber from an infamous robbery that has been a cold case for many years. Add in the vandalism of the B&B and Ollie's tutor's home and then the malicious assault of his tutor. Who is doing all of this or is it all related? I have really enjoyed this series and it has kept me going while packing my house for moving. Definitely recommend this!

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  • 10-03-19

Great read

An excellent read. The characterters are really brought to life in the story. Kendra writes very well and keeps the reader hooked