Mercy by Jodi Picoult Paperback Book


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Author: Jodi Picoult

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Pocket Books

Published: Apr 2001

Genre: Fiction - Romance - Contemporary

Retail Price: $16.99

Pages: 416


Police chief of a small Massachusetts town, Cameron McDonald makes the toughest arrest of his life when his own cousin Jamie comes to him and confesses outright that he has killed his terminally ill wife out of mercy.

Now, a heated murder trial plunges the town into upheaval, and drives a wedge into a contented marriage: Cameron, aiding the prosecution in their case against Jamie, is suddenly at odds with his devoted wife, Allie -- seduced by the idea of a man so in love with his wife that he'd grant all her wishes, even her wish to end her life. And when an inexplicable attraction leads to a shocking betrayal, Allie faces the hardest questions of the heart: when does love cross the line of moral obligation? And what does it mean to truly love another?

Praised for her 'personal, detail-rich style' (Glamour), Jodi Picoult infuses this page-turning novel with heart, warmth, and startling candor, taking readers on an unforgettable emotional journey.

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BookLender review by Debbie on 2009-02-27 19:40:21

Not, in my opinion, Piccoult's best. I really didn't like the way the infidelity was portrayed... as something less than betrayal, as part of the character's journey almost... but an interesting read and I did enjoy the lesson in Scottish culture!

BookLender review by Melissa on 2008-12-23 21:41:52

Yes, there's a lawyer, and a trial, and a controversy, but this was not one that kept me turning the pages like 19 Minutes or My Sister's Keeper. It was good, but just not what I expect from her.

BookLender review by Jennifer on 2008-03-25 11:20:46

I am a fan of Jodi Picoult's works and like how she often tackles controversial subjects. I wasn't that invested in Jamie's murder trial, but the affair between Cam and Mia and Allie's feelings left me on edge days after reading it. No one ever hopes their partner has an affair, but even less knowing that you're inside his mind when he thinks of how he is leaving his wife, how he is crazy over Mia, how he'll always love Mia a little. Ouch!