Merciful Silence, merciful, silence, Kendra, Elliot, romance, mystery, suspense, book 4
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A Merciful Silence: a Montlake Romance book review

Merciful Silence, merciful, silence, Kendra, Elliot, romance, mystery, suspense, book 4
A Merciful Silence Kendra Elliot

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Book four of the Mercy Kilpatrick series,  A Merciful Silence,  is out and you will want to put this on your summer reading list! This Wall Street Journal bestselling series from author Kendra Elliot just gets better and better. The combination of memorable characters, the clues to the crimes that keep you guessing, and the way that the plot lines cross over each other so you are never sure where the connections fall, will hold your attention until the very end. As a big fan of the character Mercy Kilpatrick, I would strongly encourage you to read the whole series. However, this book is able to be read as a standalone until you have a chance to go back and read the series from the beginning.

A Merciful Silence

Mercy Kilpatrick has recently come back to Oregon where she was raised as a prepper. She works as a FBI agent out of the Bend office, but she has close ties to police chief Truman Daly working out of Eagle’s Nest which was her home town. The book begins with a road that has been washed out because of heavy rains, and the police officer who is on the scene notices something stuck in a culvert which has created the flooding problem. The remains of five people have been located, and people in town are starting to remember two crimes that happened twenty years ago that have a lot of similarities. However, those crimes were solved, and the convicted killer is already in prison. There was just 1 survivor twenty years ago and now Britta is back in the area and still claiming that she can’t remember anything that happened to her family that night.

Meanwhile a main character is involved in another plot twist and the disappearance of this person is rocking the whole town when everyone needs to be in top form to solve this new case. Another new character, by the name of Ollie, is introduced into this story to help with this turn of events. In true Kendra Elliot style, this character also comes to life in very little time and plays a very important role in the story, and leaves you cheering for them to succeed. And if you are an animal lover like me, both Britta and Ollie have dogs that play their own roles in the story adding to reality of the world you are delving into.

I would highly recommend this book, it is a fantastic mystery book and the reader learns facts that fit into the case to make it all the more real. In this case, there is a need for a forensic odontologist who helps to give us a look into the importance of the damage that is done to the teeth of these victims, (if you like Kendra Elliot’s other series, you will love the inclusion of Lacey Campbell in this story!) I hope this book makes your summer more exciting as you sit down with a great book and give yourself time to enjoy a memorable escape.

Disclosure:  Thank you to Montlake Romance for providing me with a complimentary copy of this e-book for review purposes.  No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.

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  1. I sounds like a good read, I need to add this to my book list!

    1. drriehl says:

      I hope you enjoy it! Have a great summer.

  2. I love a good mystery and nice to hear that the series gets better and better. Too many times I find the first is the best and by the last I am greatly disappointed and wishing I had only read the first. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. drriehl says:

      I agree about the series that fizzle out, I hate that as well. But I was glad to read at the end of the book that Mercy will be back in more books!

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