• In the Pines

  • Columbia River, Book 3
  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (581 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Wall Street Journal bestselling series.

Clues to a hidden treasure. Clues to a family secret. Both lead to murder in a twisting novel of suspense by Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kendra Elliot.

A national treasure hunt with a $2 million prize has driven obsessed fortune seekers to overrun the small town of Eagle’s Nest, Oregon. The hunt’s cryptic clues and the lure of wealth have exposed the desperate side of human greed: theft, fights, trespassing—and even the motive to kill. Police chief Truman Daly craves peace in his town but has a murder on his hands instead. Now the big prize isn’t the only thing hiding in the pines. So is a killer.

When a young boy walks into the local café and claims his mother and baby sister have been missing for weeks, FBI special agent Mercy Kilpatrick investigates and exposes a disturbing twist in his story. Deep family secrets and lies that started sixty years ago have burst into the present, bringing with them deadly consequences.

Mercy’s and Truman’s investigations lead down a path of murder, revenge, and buried secrets to uncover two intertwined mysteries as dark as an Oregon forest.

©2022 Oceanfront Press LLC. (P)2022 Brilliance Publishing Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“Elliot skillfully interweaves the various plot threads, and credible, mostly sympathetic characters match the lovingly described locale. Fans of contemporary regional mysteries will be rewarded.” Publishers Weekly

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great

I always like her books. This was a great one too . You'll like it!

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I Love these books!

The mysteries written by Kendra Elliott and Melinda Leigh are so fun to read. I love the characters they develop. Mercy is definitely one of my favorites. It makes me feel the need to experience the part of Oregon described by Ms. Elliott.

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strategically smart

intense and smart, I'm so glad Mercy is back, I miss her,. She is fearless, kind , and clever. This was a complicated case, filled with lots of twists and turns. A family with a vengeance, cold hearted and a long history of death. Is well written and narrated, and I definitely recommend it.

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Amazing

THIS REVIEW IS FOR BOTH THE AUDIOBOOK AND EBOOK VERSIONS
I love these characters and I am anxious for book 4. The narration was wonderfully preformed. It's a great thrilling story and I recommend this book.

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It’s always about the money!

Treasure hunters invade the small Oregon town that is home to Police Chief Truman and his wife, FBI agent, Mercy Kilpatrick. When one of the treasure hunters is found dead, Truman and Sheriffs deputy, Evan , team up. To make things even more interesting, Evan learns that his long lost sister is truly missing and has left her kids to find him. Now Mercy is on THAT case… but can she keep them safe from whomever is involved in their parents disappearance? Lots of action that keeps you engrossed in the story.

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Mercy is back

Was so happy to have Mercy Kiipatrick and Truman Daly back in my life. This was a great story with two mysteries to solve. Just enough mayhem to keep you drawn to the story and guessing. I do hope we see more books with Mercy and Truman. Well done.

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Another great book from Kendra Elliot

I love Mercy Kilpatrick books. I enjoyed that she was not the only key player in this story. Very balanced.the


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Book reminder of how much I enjoy this series

I guess I've been waiting for it as I downloaded 4 days after it was released. I think a very interesting plot and development of minor character and several new members of the community.

I would highly recommend.

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read a few of this author's books love this one

so I don't usually post a review unless I really really liked a book. I've read a few of this authors books and they have been entertaining but not enough to motivate me to post about them this one hit the target though! and there were a lot of twists and turns and it was more compelling than other books I've read I don't know if it is just different subject matter or if the author is just getting better at what she does. but I highly recommend this book :)

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Exciting Adventure

This was a really unique story that was both exciting and dangerous. Good suspense with lots of suspicious characters!

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  • Anna B
  • 09-20-22

Absolutely love the series

This is a beautiful series of books that are really enjoyable and very well written.
The narration is f a high standard and adds much to the experience of this book.
Could not recommend it highly enough…

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  • Angela Gibson
  • 08-27-22

Well worth the wait

It's been a long time coming but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I heartily recommend it

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