Tuesday, June 12, 2018

First Paragraph/Teaser Tuesday: A Merciful Silence by Kendra Elliot

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posted the first paragraph of a book she is reading or planning to read. In 2018, Vicki from I'd Rather Be at the Beach is taking over this meme.

Here's mine:
There it is.

Eagle's Nest police officer Ben Cooley hit his brakes, thankful he'd been driving a cautious thirty miles an hour. He squinted, trying to see through the smears created by his windshield wipers. Ahead of his car, one-third of the road was gone, washed down the steep side of the hill. It looked as if a monster had bitten a ten-foot-wide chunk out of the remote road.

Link up here. It is very easy to play along:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.
Here's mine:
Both Victoria and Lacey frowned. "We were just talking about that," said Victoria. "It could be from a few things. Possibly it was buried longer than the others or the dirt right around it was a different composition, staining it darker."
This week I am reading A Merciful Silence by Kendra Elliot. I got this eARC from NetGalley. It is the fourth book in the series. Here is the description from Amazon:
In the fourth book of the Wall Street Journal bestselling series, FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick must unlock the mystery of a mass murder, and the secrets of its silent witness…

For Mercy Kilpatrick, returning to rural Oregon has meant coming to terms with her roots. Raised as a prepper, Mercy is now relying on her survivalist instincts to defend her town from the people the law can’t reach. But this time, an investigation calling up a dark past for her and police chief Truman Daly may be hitting too close to home.

A rainstorm has uncovered the remains of five people—a reprise of the distinctive slaughter of two families twenty years ago. Except the convicted killer is in prison. Is this the case of a sick copycat, or is the wrong man behind bars? One person might have the answer. The lone survivor of the decades-old crimes has returned to town still claiming that she can’t remember a thing about the night she was left for dead. As the search for the truth becomes more dangerous, Mercy fears that the traumatized woman may not have buried her memories at all. She might be keeping them a secret. And there’s a price to be paid for revealing them.


  1. Ooh interesting teaser! Things sound rather intense right now!

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  2. This definitely sounds like a book I'd be interested in. Sounds wonderful.

  3. Ooh this does sound good. Must go check out the series!

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  4. I am curious about this series. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  5. I started this series and need to get to the second book!

  6. Sounds intriguing. I hope you enjoy it. Here's my link for today: https://wp.me/p4DMf0-1Cu

  7. I like the way the story begins - very dangerous situation there.

  8. This sounds really dark! What a gripping teaser. Not my style, but I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  9. This sounds like a very intense thriller - I hope you're enjoying it, Kathy.

  10. Nice intro .. I like a good thriller.


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