Top positive review
Great Series Full Action, Mystery and Well-Defined Characters
Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2017
Kendra Elliot’s A MERCIFUL TRUTH delivers an intriguing mystery storyline focusing on issues of trust, family relationships, and romance. Elliot’s protagonists FBI Special Agent Mercy Kilpatrick and Truman Daly, Chief of Police of the Eagle’s Nest Police Department, join forces to investigate a case of involving fires set by a serial arsonist that escalates when two responding deputy sheriffs are shot and die at the scene. Elliot provides her readers with backstories for Mercy and Truman, including details of their connection with the prepper community. She also brings her readers up to speed regarding Mercy’s reasons for returning to Eagle’s Nest to help raise her niece and be close to Truman. The author skillfully shows the human side of Mercy and Truman as she continues adding additional information about them as the story proceeds
The fast moving storyline picks up momentum as Mercy begins her investigation into the two deputies’ deaths, the serial arsonists, and the rumors of a developing militia group that could be connected to domestic terrorism. Many prepper residents feel that government, on all levels exercising to much control. Elliot creates subplots changing the storyline’s direction. She adds several twists and turns keeping her readers on edge as events unfold in the investigation. Elliot places her readers close to Mercy as she deals with issues relating to her niece and existing trust issues with members of her family. The author keeps the sharing details of the developing romance between Mercy and Truman. She attempts to help readers understand how the stress and strain of their current investigation affect Mercy and Truman’s relationship.
Kendra Elliot introduces several support characters who add to the suspense and intrigue of the storyline. The author gives details of each characters' history and their roles they play as she introduces themin to the plot. Readers are dealing direction changes at the turn of each page. A MERCIFUL TRUTH keeps Elliot’s readers on pins and needles to the very unpredictable ending.