A Merciful Promise by Kendra Elliot

June 17th, 2019 Kimberly Review 17 Comments

17th Jun
A Merciful Promise by Kendra Elliot
A Merciful Promise
by Kendra Elliot
Series: Mercy Kilpatrick #6
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Publisher
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The Wall Street Journal bestselling series continues as Mercy Kilpatrick becomes embedded in the nightmare of a terrorist conspiracy.

The job: infiltrate a militia amassing illegal firearms in an isolated forest community. FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick is the ideal candidate. She knows Oregon. She’s near the compound. And having been raised among survivalists, Mercy understands the mind-set of fanatics. Lay low, follow rules, do nothing to sound an alarm, and relinquish all contact with the outside world. She’s ready to blend in.

As Mercy disappears into the winter hills, something just as foreboding emerges. Mercy’s fiancé, Eagle’s Nest police chief Truman Daly, is faced with a puzzling series of murders—three men dumped in random locations after execution-style shootings.

Now, for Mercy, trapped in a culture where suspicion is second nature, and betrayal is punishable to the extreme, there is no way out. No way to call for help. And as plans for a catastrophic terrorist event escalate, there may be no way to stop them. Even if Mercy dies trying.


A Merciful Promise by Kendra Elliot is the final book in the Mercy Kilpatrick series and it’s her most dangerous case yet. Grab a cup of iced coffee and see why I recommend adding this series to your reading list!

FBI Agent Mercy Kilpatrick is asked to infiltrate an isolated militia group, when an undercover ATF agent becomes ill. Her first instinct is to say no, but when she learns, there are children in the forested compound she has no choice but to go.

The ATF have a man in place and Mercy will pose as his girlfriend. There will be zero contact. Sworn to secrecy she can’t even tell Truman where she will be or details about the case. Meanwhile, Truman investigates a possible serial killer, as the bodies of dead men are being found.

The tale that unfolds is brutal and terrifying. Mercy must keep herself alive and help the children she finds in the camp. The story alternates between Mercy and Truman’s POVs. As they work both cases, the tension builds until it meets a crescendo that kept me reading until the bitter end.

We get closure but also with the characters, family relationships and the romance that’s been an arc in the overall series. I closed A Merciful Promise, with a smile.

It saddened me that this will be the last Mercy book, but it’s the perfect time to grab the series if you prefer to binge read once they all released. 

  • Available in KU, includes audiobook
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17 Responses to “A Merciful Promise by Kendra Elliot”

  1. Lorna

    It’s always nice to end a series with a smile! I’ve only read her Rogue River novellas, but I did enjoy them. Sounds very suspenseful.

  2. Carla

    I just downloaded the audio book from KU to listen to this week. Looking forward to it, but sad to see the series end. Nice review Kimberly.

  3. Lindy@ A B ookish Escape

    Mercy and Truman both sound like great characters, and there cases sound scary and suspenseful. I’m glad that the romance ended well and that the overall story arc wrapped up nicely!

  4. Ethan

    While it can be sad to see a series come to an end, I’m always happy when an author knows when to call it a day with a story. Some of these series seem like they never end!

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  5. Tracy Terry

    Hmm! There are many things about this book that appeal to me about but as you know I’m not wanting to begin reading any books that form a series so perhaps this will have to wait until I’m ready to begin with book one.

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  6. kindlemom1

    I love that you read so many wonderful series and authors in this genre Kim! I always can come here and find something new. Summer is usually when I start reading these like crazy (and mysteries/thrillers) but I haven’t read a single one yet. For some reason I’ve been stuck on romances and contemporaries which is so unlike me LOL!