Wednesday, February 4, 2009

21 - Mercy; Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors and Mercy was the only book of hers that I had not read, so it went to the top of my TBR list for 2009.

The primary characters in this book are Carmeron McDonald, a police chief in a small town in MA; his wife Allie who runs a flower shop. Jamie McDonald (Cam's cousin) who killed his terminally ill wife as an act of "Mercy", and then there is Mia, who is new in town, and soon begins helping out in the flower shop with Allie.

There are two stories with a central theme going on in Mercy, both involve the power of love. One story involves a Mercy killing, followed by a heated murder trial. The other story had to do with betrayals in a marriage.

This story had a lot of potential, but I felt a little disappointed once I finished the book. For me, this story did not compare to come of her other books, my favorites being: My Sister's Keeper, The Pact, and Nineteen Minutes.

RATING - 3.5/5 - COMPLETED - 2/3/09
WHERE FROM: My Stacks


6 comments:

  1. Your post wants me to read at least one book by this author. I guess I will start with Nineteen minutes.

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  2. I haven't read any of Picoult's books yet. The book club that I am in is planning to read Plain Truth next month though, so we'll see how that goes. I have read mixed reviews about it. Thanks for the review!

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  3. I loved My Sister Keepers...but I was not thrilled with Mercy either

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  4. So far, 'Mercy' is also the only book of hers that I was disappointed by. Somehow I couldn't get into it emotionally as I always do with her other works.

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  5. I have this on my TBR bookshelf since last year. I stumbled upon Jodi Picoult while traveling. I was in Illinois and needed to get a book for the plane trip home. I ran into a quaint little bookstore and the little old lady who ran it highly recommended The Pact to me. Since I didn't have any itinerary, I picked it up and have been hooked since. :)

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  6. My favorite book by this author was My Sister's Keeper. I enjoyed Nineteen Minutes and The Pact as well. I'm looking forward to reading more by this author. Thanks for the review!

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