Friday, October 4, 2019

96. A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliot

#2 Mercy Kilpatrick, Oregon FBI
read on my iPhone (have on Kindle)
2017 Montlake Romance (See, I've being saying this is more a romance than a mystery!!!)
322 pgs.
Adult Mystery with a lot of romance
Finished 10/4/2019
Goodreads rating:  4.25 - 15,481 ratings
My rating: 2.5
Setting:  Contemporary rural Oregon

First line/s: "Police Chief Truman Daly slammed the door of his Tahoe and raised a hand to protect his face from the heat of the fire."

My comments:  This took me forever to finish, I slowly plowed through over a month's time while listening to others.  Mystery, yes, but also a great deal of romance, a little more than I was happy with.  The story was easy to follow and predictable.  Family means everything to mercy, no matter what injustices they enact.  It's a little nauseating.

Goodreads synopsis:  Raised by a family of survivalists, FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick can take on any challenge—even the hostile reception to her homecoming. But she’s not the only one causing chaos in the rural community of Eagle’s Nest, Oregon. At first believed to be teenage pranks, a series of fires takes a deadly turn with the murder of two sheriff’s deputies. Now, along with Police Chief Truman Daly, Mercy is on the hunt for an arsonist turned killer.
          Still shunned by her family and members of the community, Mercy must keep her ear close to the ground to pick up any leads. And it’s not long before she hears rumors of the area’s growing antigovernment militia movement. If the arsonist is among their ranks, Mercy is determined to smoke the culprit out. But when her investigation uncovers a shocking secret, will this hunt for a madman turn into her own trial by fire?

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