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A Merciful Death Audiobook

A Merciful Death: Mercy Kilpatrick, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

FBI special agent Mercy Kilpatrick has been waiting her whole life for disaster to strike. A prepper since childhood, Mercy grew up living off the land - and off the grid - in rural Eagle's Nest, Oregon. Until a shocking tragedy tore her family apart and forced her to leave home. Now a predator known as the cave man is targeting the survivalists in her hometown, murdering them in their homes, stealing huge numbers of weapons, and creating federal suspicion of a possible domestic terrorism event. But the crime scene details are eerily familiar to an unsolved mystery from Mercy's past.

Sent by the FBI to assist local law enforcement, Mercy returns to Eagle's Nest to face the family who shunned her while maintaining the facade of a law-abiding citizen. There, she meets police chief Truman Daly, whose uncle was the cave man's latest victim. He sees the survivalist side of her that she desperately tries to hide, but if she lets him get close enough to learn her secret, she might not survive the fallout...

©2017 Kendra Elliot. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Jacque Lander, WY, United States 02-02-17
    Jacque Lander, WY, United States 02-02-17 Member Since 2010
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    "This was not a well written book."

    The idea for the story was interesting but nit well executed. Characters were flat. Kind of a waste of time.

    41 of 46 people found this review helpful
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    BDHumbert Fort Pierce, FL, United States 05-25-17
    BDHumbert Fort Pierce, FL, United States 05-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Ok"

    But there are better books/authors in this genre. Could have benefited from some editing and shortening

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    K. Mathis usa 03-27-17
    K. Mathis usa 03-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "i dont think this was written by kendra elliot"

    The constant use of the characters thoughts is so distracting that it took me over a month to finish this book. Completing this book became more of a task than a desire. It was a decent plot but the writting was awful and uncharacteristic of Kendra Elliott. kendra elliot is a better writer than this. the storyline was slow and as if she was writing to fulfill the publishers demands without telling the story. Oh Kendra im still a fan but i will never read another book of yours written in this format. Stick with what works for you. i like picking up a book and knowing its yours without reading the cover. this is not you!

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    Francesca R. America 03-15-17
    Francesca R. America 03-15-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book"

    I really enjoyed this book. The secret that was kept, how the relationships developed and the struggle to keep the secret. I'm a fan of Kendra Elliot books so I look forward to more of this town of preppers.
    If I had one complaint it would be this:
    **SPOILER ALERT, don't read further!!


    The way Mercy put all the blame on Levy. She claimed he was protecting hisself (which he was, his daughter) but so was she. From the moment she came to town she had doubts but refused to come clean. Even after she and Truman spoke to Levy and she told what Levy knew, she had a chance and still lied. What Levy did was awful and If I were Rose I would never forgive him but they all agreed to keep the secret. Maybe if she told the chief what happened they would have been looking for the partner all along. She never acknowledged her own culpability and now Truman is a part of the lie.
    Also, the only thing her brother asked she didn't do. She only had to add support for one year for a self sufficient person but she had to think about it?

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    Rita 06-03-17
    Rita 06-03-17
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    "Another Good Book!"

    Every time I listen to a Kendra Elliot book, I know what to expect. Suspense, a little love story, and great narration. Im looking forward to the next book in the series!

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    WBW Jamaica 07-27-17
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    "Pleasantly surprised!"

    I bought this on a whim as it was on sale. Great narration! interesting light mystery. Will get the next book!

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    Amazon Customer 07-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent performance."

    narrator is amazing. Teri Schnaubelt is GREAT ! I've listened to many of her books.

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    Linda Gastanaga 01-26-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Worth the Listening"
    Where does A Merciful Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A Merciful Death ranks very high among the audiobook genre mystery and suspense. It was a good listen, very well narrated.


    What other book might you compare A Merciful Death to and why?

    I would compare this with any other well-written mystery, drama, suspense novel.


    What about Teri Schnaubelt’s performance did you like?

    She is superb. What I like and appreciate most about Teri's narration is her very subtle distinction between and among characters. I can tell each character from her narration without need of an indication of the speaker, something one does need when actually reading a book. Teri puts it out there for us. No need to wonder who is speaking at any given time. She's amazing.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had no extreme reaction to this book with the exception of a bit of surprise at the ending. I wasn't prepared for that particular character to die (don't want to spoil it for anyone reading this review who may want to read this book). I was surprised and a bit saddened. But in all, it didn't make me laugh or cry. It was a good steady listen.


    Any additional comments?

    My goal in what remains of my life (quite a lot I hope) is to listen to each and every work Teri Schnaubelt has ever narrated.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Chilton-Kendrick 06-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Terrific Start to New Series"

    This audiobook has it all. Suspense, action, crime, dealing with family, and a little romance. I love the female FBI character returning to her hometown. There are secrets and sweet moments. Give this first audiobook a try. I am going to book 2.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs D Williams 06-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it!"

    I loved the story line and listened to it in my car! Great listening! I love mysteries!

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    "Good storyline"

    Took a little while to pick up but built nicely and steadily. It wasn't nail biting edge of you seat gripping stuff but was still engaging and kept me hooked. Was a. It disappointed that some things weren't quite resolved or discussed but I guess it's the author's way of building up to next book. I'm in no hurry to grab it but will eventually get to it. Give it a go

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