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