Mercy

Mercy

Book - 1996
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Police chief of a small Massachusetts town, Cameron McDonald makes the toughest arrest of his life when his 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?
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's, 1996.
ISBN: 9780399141607
039914160X
Branch Call Number: PICO
Characteristics: 353p. 24cm.

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Pudder13
Dec 11, 2016

I have read many of Jodi's books and Mercy is the book I have least enjoyed. I will continue to read her books as I generally like her style and stories.

boyzmom333 Jul 20, 2016

I really did not enjoy this book at all. I've read several of her books and always enjoyed them, but I really had trouble with this one - just didn't keep my interest.

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greenleaf1181
Oct 05, 2015

I have read most of Jodi Picoult's books and this is by far my favorite. I went through so many emotions when reading this book; anger, love, sadness and joy. It to me was one of her best. I would and do recommend for anyone who loves a good story.

xnatashax Aug 11, 2014

It was ok. I struggled to read it, but wanted to see what happened at the end.

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JackieFC13
Jan 28, 2014

** spoiler alert ** Like all of Jodi Picoult's books it was fantastically written! She has a wonderful way of putting you in the story and seeing what the character sees, feels, wants etc... The title "Mercy" I don't know if it really goes with the book because there are some selfish themes that run throughout the book. For example, the Chief of Police has everything an american man wants and still has an affair. And worst he doesn't seem to think it is hurting anyone. He isn't in love with his wife when she would do anything for him. He really rather annoyed me at some points in the book. The woman he is having an affair with, Mia, is really very selfish as well. She wants to replace Allie, his wife, as if she had never existed. Over all this was a very good book. I couldn't put it down and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading engrossing heartfelt, controversial books.

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lucky38
Sep 25, 2012

I just could not get into this book. I lstened on CD and stopped on CD 6. There seemed to be several stories within the story. I have been disappointed in Picoult's books several times lately. Maybe next time!

penpencil22 Jun 24, 2011

it was alright, but not one of my favorite from Jodi Picoult.

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