Review – A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick #4)

A Merciful Silence(Mercy Kilpatrick #4)
By: Kendra Elliot
Release Date: June 19th, 2018
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Mercy Kilpatrick

Well here we are again, hanging out with Mercy Kilpatrick and bowing down at Kendra Elliot’s feet. If you don’t like romantic suspense I’m not sure why you’re checking out a review for book number four in a romantic suspense series so I have to assume you’re here for the same reason I am. Mercy Kilpatrick is a certified bad ass and you want to know more about her life and this book about her continued character arc.

This book falls closer to the mystery mark than the romance but we still do get to see Mercy’s continued romance with Truman. That is definitely overshadowed in a sense when five skulls are found and the crime relates back to a series of attacks from twenty years ago. The catch? Someone went to jail for those attacks so how are five more skulls being found?

We are also gifted with the reminder that Mercy and Truman’s work isn’t easy as the small town, while having all the tight-lipped nature that small towns have, is also filled with Sovereign Citizens that don’t like cooperating with the government or police, even if it means catching a killer and keeping their town safe.

One thing I adore about Kendra Elliot, other than her fantastic chracters and twisting plots is that she isn’t pretentious in her writing. She knows the genre she is working in and has embraced it fully but that doesn’t stop her from dropping amazing lines of truth in her works, some so profound that I need to stop and write them down elsewhere as a reminder to myself.

“There are no truly helpful words. But everyone feels the need to say something. She knew the words were more for the person speaking than for her. Human nature compelled others to offer comfort, making them feel as if they had helped, done something. Inside she wanted to hit everyone.”

This book keeps the pace going and I’m so glad that there are more books to this series. I wasn’t quite ready to give up Mercy yet.

About author

Brittney Soban

Brittney is a writer, reader and general lover of all things that end up printed on a page. With a few published poems and a lot of unpublished stories and novels she spends her days doing a nine to five job while wishing she was home working on the worlds she loves to create. As “punishment”, her and her brothers were banned from watching television for a week, leading to Brittney deciding that the free books at the library were better than TV and, in a very Matilda fashion, she took home loads of books every day and has never looked back. A reader of all types of literature, she will read practically anything put in front of her as long as something within it, no matter how small, sparks her interest. Give her high fantasy, science fiction, mystery, it doesn’t matter, but her love does lie within the fantasy and YA genres. A series junkie on top of everything else, she picks and chooses when to begin a series based on how many standalone books also await her attention in her to be read pile. Once she starts a series she will read every installment available back to back until she finishes a series or is forced to wait for the next publication. Called a book dragon by her boyfriend, the term is fitting as she owns more books than anything else and is quite sure her obituary will state she died under an avalanche of books. She truly wouldn’t have it any other way.

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