Quick and Dirty Q&A with Kendra Elliot

A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot

In Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot, 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?


Q & A

Quick and Dirty Q&A with Kendra Elliot

1)    Coffee or tea? Black coffee all the way.

2)    Walk on the beach or skiing at a remote chalet? Beach! I need to be warm.

3)    Comedy or drama? Depends on my mood. I love both.

4)    TV or books? Also depends on my mood. Both excellent mental escapes.

5)    Best movie you watched in 2017? I really liked Thor: Ragnorok.

6)    Best romance you read in 2017? Just one? Looking at my Kindle, I see I read 13 Lisa Kleypas historicals this year—I loved them all.

7)    A book you wish you had written? Linda Castillo’s AMONG THE WICKED

8)    Favorite romance trope to read? Enemies to lovers

9)    Favorite romance trope to write? Fish out of water

10) Favorite place to write? A coffee shop near my home.

11) Your heroine that most closely resembles you? I’ve been told Ava McLane.

12) A trait that all of your heroes must have? Honor.

13) A setting (city/region) you want to write about in the future? I write Pacific Northwest. I don’t see that changing.

14) The actor and actress you used to physically model your heroine Mercy? I don’t visualize that way when writing…but now that it’s done, I’d say Cobie Smulders, Agent Hill from The Avengers.

15) Your favorite scene from A Merciful Secret? The black moment at the end. I went somewhere that hurt to write, but I’m glad I did it. It created a powerful scene.

16) What’s next? The fourth Mercy book, A MERCIFUL SILENCE, will be out in June and there will two more in 2019. 

 

A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot

About the Book

Title: A MERCIFUL SECRET

Author: Kendra Elliot

Release Date: January 16, 2018

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Summary

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?

 

Kendra ElliotAuthor Biography

Kendra Elliot has landed on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list multiple times and is the award-winning author of the Bone Secrets and Callahan & McLane series and the Mercy Kilpatrick novels. Kendra is a three-time winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award, an International Thriller Writers finalist, and an RT Award finalist. She has always been a voracious reader, cutting her teeth on classic female heroines such as Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, and Laura Ingalls. She was born, raised, and still lives in the rainy Pacific Northwest with her husband and three daughters but looks forward to the day she can live in flip-flops. Visit her at www.kendraelliot.com

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