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Publisher's Summary

A pair of ritual murders could expose Mercy Kilpatrick to something terrifying: her own past...
Raised off the grid by survivalists, Mercy Kilpatrick believed in no greater safeguard than the backwoods of Oregon. Unforgiven by her father for abandoning the fold for the FBI, Mercy still holds to her past convictions. They're in her blood. They're her secrets - as guarded as her private survival retreat hidden away in the foothills.
In a cabin near her hideaway, Mercy encounters a young girl whose grandmother is dying from multiple knife wounds. Hundreds of miles away, a body is discovered slashed to death in a similar way. The victims - a city judge and an old woman living in the woods - couldn't be more different. With the help of police chief Truman Daly, Mercy must find the killer before the body count rises. Mercy knows that the past has an edge on her. So does her family. How can she keep her secrets now...when they're the only things that can save her?
©2018 Oceanfront Press Company (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
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5 out of 5 stars
By shelley on 01-22-18

Great Series!

Secrets just never seem to stay a secret. Very good book in the Mercy Kilpatrick (the prepper FBI) series. Fast paced with some very strange family relationships. Two murder victims. One is a judge, the other is an older woman living so far back in the woods you have to know she lives there to find her. The locals say she's a witch. Both stabbed to death with the same stab pattern. Something connects these two but you won't find out what it is until about 3/4 of the through the book.
Excellent narration by Terri Schnaubelt.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Wayne on 01-21-18

Lots of mystery, action, very intense suspense,...

...and a bit of romance. Author Kendra Elliot has another big winner in her Mercy Kilpatrick series. Oh, there is also the great narration.

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5 out of 5 stars
By DEE on 04-23-18

Another fantastic Mercy story!

Would you listen to A Merciful Secret again? Why?

Yes - All Kendra Elliot books are well worth keeping and revisiting again in the future

Who was your favorite character and why?

That's easy...Truman Daly of course, I bet he is loved by all the romance readers ;)

Any additional comments?

Kendra Elliot has become an auto-buy author, she does a fantastic job with the suspense but still remembers to add enough romance in to satisfy readers of that Genre.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-06-18

Excellent read

Wow what a great story. Kendra never let you down. Cannot wait for her next publication whatever the story

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sue Casey on 02-12-18

Another 5 star read!

This series totally has me hooked. Love the way Kendra Elliot writes. Now up to date with all, can’t wait for next book

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