Kendra Elliot Books

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Author Kendra Elliot read a lot when she was a kid (she was never without a book during this period), enjoying Nancy Drew, Laura Ingalls, and Trixie Belden; while later in life, she liked mysteries mainly. She spent her childhood in the Pacific Northwest, where she still lives with her three daughters, husband, two dogs, and two cats.

Order of Bone Secrets Series

1Hidden 2012Description / Buy
2Chilled 2012Description / Buy
3Buried 2013Description / Buy
4Veiled (Short Story) 2013Description / Buy
5Alone 2014Description / Buy
6Known 2016Description / Buy

Order of Callahan & McLane Series

1Vanished 2014Description / Buy
2Bridged 2015Description / Buy
3Spiraled 2015Description / Buy
4Targeted 2016Description / Buy

Order of Columbia River Series

1The Last Sister 2020Description / Buy
2The Silence 2020Description / Buy
3In the Pines 2021Description / Buy

Order of Mercy Kilpatrick Series

1A Merciful Death 2017Description / Buy
2A Merciful Truth 2017Description / Buy
3A Merciful Secret 2018Description / Buy
4A Merciful Silence 2018Description / Buy
5A Merciful Fate 2019Description / Buy
6A Merciful Promise 2019Description / Buy

Order of Rogue River Series with Melinda Leigh

1On Her Father's Grave (Short Story) 2014Description / Buy
2Gone to Her Grave (Short Story) ( By: Melinda Leigh) 2014Description / Buy
3Her Grave Secrets (Short Story) 2014Description / Buy
4Walking on Her Grave (Short Story) ( By: Melinda Leigh) 2014Description / Buy

Order of Rogue Winter Series by Melinda Leigh

1Tracks of Her Tears (Short Story) ( By: Melinda Leigh) 2015Description / Buy
2Dead in Her Tracks (Short Story) 2015Description / Buy

Order of Rogue Vows Series with Melinda Leigh

1Death and Her Devotion (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
2Burned by Her Devotion (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy

Order of Rogue Justice Series by Melinda Leigh

1Twisted Truth (Short Story) ( By: Melinda Leigh) 2017Description / Buy
2Truth Be Told (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy

Order of Widow's Island Series with Melinda Leigh

1Close to the Bone (Short Story) 2018Description / Buy
2A Bone to Pick (Short Story) ( By: Melinda Leigh) 2018Description / Buy
3Whisper of Bones (Short Story) ( By: Melinda Leigh) 2019Description / Buy
4Bred in the Bone (Short Story) 2019Description / Buy
5Below the Bones 2020Description / Buy
6A Broken Bone ( By: Melinda Leigh) 2020Description / Buy
7Buried Bones ( By: Melinda Leigh) 2021Description / Buy
8The Lost Bones 2021Description / Buy
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She tried writing a contemporary romance after a newspaper article she read, feeling it was something she could do. She wound up falling over too many dead bodies while trying to write this story, finding that she was actually writing a romantic suspense book. Originally, she was a dentist, and practiced dentistry for sixteen years. Elliot also has a bachelor’s in journalism. Her passion for writing was still persisting in her mind, and by 2010 she was writing many manuscripts. She will not eat anything that is green, is fascinated with forensics, and loves a Mai Tai on Kauai’s beach.

Kendra has published the “Callahan and McLane” series, the “Bone Secrets”, and the “Mercy Kilpatrick” series. Her first novel, titled “Hidden”, was published in the year 2012, and is the first book in the “Bone Secrets” series. She has sold four million copies of her books, and is a number one selling author on Amazon.


She won three Daphne du Maurier awards for romantic suspense in a row from 2014 until 2016. Her manuscript was one of the finalists for an RWA Golden Heart contest in the year 2010.


For those readers looking to get into works by Kendra Elliot, this section will help with that. It will go over the novels “Vanished”, “Bridged”, and “Spiraled”.

Vanished: This is the first novel in the “Callahan and McLane” series and was released in the year 2014. Henley Fairbanks (an eleven year old girl) is kidnapped while going to school, and the FBI does not hesitate to send out agents to search the area. They also place Agent Ava McLane with the family, as they are distraught.

Down in the thick of things is a local detective named Mason Callahan, who just happens to be related to young Henley. To make things worse, this abduction takes place right after a longtime informant is killed. The investigation for which he has been sidelined from. He and McLane are now in Fairbanks’ home, with Robin (who is Callahan’s ex-wife).

Every single second is vital during a kidnapping case, and things get more dire the more she is missing. Ava and Mason fight to keep the family together during their darkest hour. The pair of investigators arefinding that they are getting more and more drawn to one another.

Bridged: This is the second novel in the “Callahan and McLane” series and was released in the year 2015. Ava McLane (who is nursing a bullet wound at the moment) and Callahan (who stole Ava’ very heart) investigate a case involving a congressman’s body found hanging from bridge in Portland, Oregon.

There is a third body, and it points to a serial killer, and the public are demanding answers. The relationship fractures because of the pressure they are under. Ava and Mason hunt for clues in the past that will predict the future. Ava’s own mentally ill sister has an episode, andshe wonders if she shares her twin’s self destructive nature.

Spiraled: This is the third novel in the “Callahan and McLane” series and was released in the year 2015. Ava is a solver of crimes, not a witness to them. She is stuck in a mall and does not have her gun with her, while a shooter kills people. All she can do is hide with a teen and just hope that she will survive.

This is just the start. A series of mass shootings sweeps across the state of Oregon. These young shooters start scaring the public, as they kill people at random and then kill themselves. The task force (which is Mason is part of) put together to solve this case is stumped. Ava’s life, thrown fully off its axis, is wrecked a little more when her twin returns.

Mason, who is an old fashioned type cop, has a hard time figuring out why these shootings are happening. Ava, a workaholic, is that much closer to falling apart. Will Mason be able to solve the case, save man lives, and keep the woman he loves from breaking down?

When Does The Next Kendra Elliot book come out?

The next book by Kendra Elliot is The Lost Bones and will be released on October, 26th 2021. It is the newest book in the Widow's Island Series.

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