Romantic suspense author Kendra Elliot has sold over 5.5 million books, hit the Wall Street Journal top ten bestseller list seven times, and is a three time winner of the Daphne du Maurier award.

She is an International Thriller Writers' finalist and a Romantic Times finalist. She grew up in the lush Pacific Northwest and still lives there with her family, three cats, and two Pomeranians. She's always been fascinated with forensics, refuses to eat anything green, and can't wait to wear flip flops every day.

Book List in Order: 28 titles


  • From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kendra Elliot comes the story of a former FBI agent who tackles an unsolved kidnapping in the eighth installment of the Widow’s Island Novella series.When former FBI agent Cate Wilde moves back to Wid...




  • A former FBI special agent must come out of retirement to solve a murder in the fifth novella in the Widow’s Island series from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kendra Elliot. Former FBI special agent Cate Wilde is a new bakery and booksto...



  • A dead conspiracy theorist. A mass murderer. Two cases collide for Callahan and McLane in a pulse-pounding thriller by Wall Street Journal and Amazon Charts bestselling author Kendra Elliot. A man is savagely murdered outside Portland, and Detecti...



  • Three sisters’ secrets collide in a shocking novel of suspense. Twenty years ago Emily Mills’s father was murdered, and she found his body hanging in the backyard. Her younger sister, Madison, claims she was asleep in her room. Her older siste...



  • A Wall Street Journal bestseller.In the fourth Widow’s Island novella, the truth of a twenty-year disappearance will finally come to light.When the town drunk ends up dead in a hit-and-run, FBI special agent Cate Wilde expects that solving the case...



  • The Wall Street Journal bestselling series continues as Mercy Kilpatrick becomes embedded in the nightmare of a terrorist conspiracy. The job: infiltrate a militia amassing illegal firearms in an isolated forest community. FBI agent Mercy Kilpatri...



  • In the next book in the Wall Street Journal bestselling Mercy Kilpatrick series, there are no such things as little secrets… Raised by preppers, survivalist and FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick has a deep-rooted need for a safe place. Her getaway in t...



  • From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kendra Elliot comes the first novella in the thrilling Widow’s Island series. FBI Special Agent Cate Wilde is back home on a remote Pacific Northwest island when she gets the call: a teenager’s skele...







  • In this Wall Street Journal bestseller, 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...



  • In this Wall Street Journal bestseller, a pair of ritual murders could expose Mercy Kilpatrick to something terrifying: her own past… Raised off the grid by survivalists, Mercy Kilpatrick believed in no greater safeguard than the backwoods of Or...



  • A torrential two-day storm has cut off the small town of Solitude, Oregon, from the outside world. But for police officers Stevie Duncan and her husband, Zane, the ravages of nature have nothing on the nature of man. In the last forty-eight hours, a ...



  • 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 t...



  • FBI special agent Mercy Kilpatrick has been waiting her whole life for disaster to strike. A prepper since childhood, Mercy grew up living off the land -- and off the grid -- in rural Eagle’s Nest, Oregon. Until a shocking tragedy tore her family a...



  • In the first Rogue Vows novella, Zane and Stevie are about to get an unexpected wedding present…and it’s a deadly one. It should be the happiest weekend of Officer Stevie Taylor’s life. She’s finally going to marry Police Chief Zane Duncan...



  • All Detective Mason Callahan wanted was a quiet fishing trip with the guys -- a chance to get away and unwind before Halloween. Until he finds the body of his boss, Denny Schefte, near their remote Oregon cabin. Now all he wants is to catch the sa...



  • After a brutal snowstorm in the Cascade Mountains, Chris Jacobs discovers two things he never expected to see: the charred shell of a cabin, and Gianna Trask and her sixteen-year-old daughter huddled in an SUV, having barely escaped from their burnin...



  • On Christmas morning, Solitude, Oregon, unwraps murder.… This wasn’t how Police Chief Zane Duncan expected to spend his first Christmas with fellow officer and girlfriend Stevie Taylor. But when a local motel calls in the discovery of a dead b...



  • FBI Special Agent Ava McLane solves crimes; she doesn’t witness them. When she’s trapped in a mall without her weapon as a shooter picks off victims, she hides with a wounded teen and prays for her survival. But that’s only the beginning… ...







  • After a congressman's tortured body is found dangling from a Portland bridge, the FBI joins the Oregon State Police to investigate the case and FBI Special Agent Ava McLane, still recovering from a bullet wound, hunts the twisted killer alongside the...



  • There are no secrets in a small town—until someone has one worth dying for.Local cop Stevie Taylor and police chief Zane Duncan have startling new proof that a deadly street drug is expanding its poisonous grip on their small town: a skull found on...



  • In a small town like Solitude, Oregon, keeping a secret can be murder.Stevie Taylor had left her sleepy Oregon hometown for a more exciting life. But after her police chief father passes away, the LAPD cop returns to Solitude and signs on as a patrol...



  • When an eleven-year-old is abducted on her way to school, the FBI doesn’t waste a moment, sending agents to scour the area and embedding Special Agent Ava McLane with the distraught family. In the eye of the storm is local detective Mason Callahan,...



  • One rainy night in the woods outside of Portland, Dr. Victoria Peres is called to the site of a haunting crime scene. Six beautiful young girls -- all in white dresses and arranged in a perfect circle -- have been left for dead. Only one girl, fighti...



  • When a dead body turns up in the hot tub at a high-end resort on the rugged Oregon Coast, forensic investigator Lacey Campbell and her fiancé, Jack Harper, realize their vacation is over. Tragically, the dead woman is dressed in a wedding gown, even...



  • Reporter Michael Brody is used to getting answers. The one that’s eluded him, though, for twenty long years is learning what happened to his brother Daniel the day his school bus disappeared. When the remains of the other children are discovered --...



  • As a forensic nurse on a search and rescue team, Brynn Nealey braves a dangerous blizzard to find the survivors of a plane crash in the Cascade Mountains. Joining her is Alex Kinton, a former US marshal with self-destructive tendencies. Alex lies his...



  • Eleven years ago, the Co-ed Slayer murdered nine female students on the Oregon State University campus. Lacey Campbell barely escaped his attack, but lost her best friend whose remains were never found. As the sole surviving victim, Lacey helped send...


Complete Series List in Order

A Bone Secrets Novel

1) Hidden (Jul-2012)
2) Chilled (Aug-2012)
3) Buried (Apr-2013)
3.5) Veiled (Dec-2013)
4) Alone (Jan-2014)
5) Known (Jan-2016)

Callahan & McLane

1) Vanished (Jun-2014)
2) Bridged (Feb-2015)
3) Spiraled (Jun-2015)
4) Targeted (Jun-2016)

Columbia River

1) The Last Sister (Jan-2020)
2) The Silence (Sep-2020)
3) In the Pines (Aug-2021)

Mercy Kilpatrick

1) A Merciful Death (Jan-2017)
2) A Merciful Truth (Jun-2017)
3) A Merciful Secret (Jan-2018)
4) A Merciful Silence (Jun-2018)
5) A Merciful Fate (Jan-2019)
6) A Merciful Promise (Jun-2019)

Rogue Justice

2) Truth Be Told: A Novella (Nov-2017)

Multi-Author Series List

Rogue River

1) On Her Father's Grave: A Novella (Nov-2014)
3) Her Grave Secrets: A Novella (Nov-2014)

Rogue Vows

1) Death and Her Devotion: A Novella (Oct-2016)

Rogue Winter

2) Dead in Her Tracks (Nov-2015)

Widow's Island

1) Close to the Bone: A Novella (Oct-2018)
4) Bred in the Bone (Oct-2019)
5) Below the Bones (Oct-2020)
8) The Lost Bones (Nov-2021)