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Mercy | [Jodi Picoult]

Mercy

When his cousin Jamie arrives at the police station with the body of his wife and the bald confession that he's killed her, Cam immediately places him under arrest. The situation isn't as clear to Cam's wife, Allie. While she is devoted to her husband, she finds herself siding against Cam, seduced by the picture James paints of a man so in love with a woman that he'd grant all her wishes. Even the one that meant taking her life.
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Publisher's Summary

Cameron MacDonald has spent his life guided by duty. As the police chief of a small Massachusetts town that has been home to generations of his Scottish clan, he is bound to the town's residents by blood and honour. Yet when his cousin Jamie arrives at the police station with the body of his wife and the bald confession that he's killed her, Cam immediately places him under arrest.

The situation isn't as clear to Cam's wife, Allie. While she is devoted to her husband, she finds herself siding against Cam, seduced by the picture James paints of a man so in love with a woman that he'd grant all her wishes. Even the one that meant taking her life...

©1996 Jodi Picoult; (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC

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  • Kirstine
    Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
    11/14/10
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    "An interesting story, but not the author's best"

    My first experience of this author was her superb book 'House Rules', which set such a high standard that I was a bit disappointed by 'Mercy'. The latter deals with the powerful topic of mercy-killing, but unlike the author's other books, I've listened to, that are also explorations of important moral issues, the force of the main story is diluted by too many distractions including supernatural phenomena, descriptions of relationships verging on Mills & Boon and unnecessary excursions into an over-romanticized version of the Scottish Jacobite rebellion. I've probably been a bit harsh in only giving the book 3 stars, but knowing what the author can do influenced my rating.

    This was an early book for the author and it's interesting to see how she has developed as a writer between 1996, when Mercy was published, and, say, House Rules or Handle with Care which are much more recent and in which she has pruned the superfluous descriptions and excessive use of similes and has developed a more acerbic and satirically humorous style to her writing.

    The reader is very good except when she attempts to replicate a West Highland accent for the character, Angus MacDonald, which is excruciatingly bad.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom
    7/7/14
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    "Good, but not one of Picoult's best."
    Would you try another book written by Jodi Picoult or narrated by Alyssa Bresnahan?

    I have listened to a lot of Jodi Picoult's books and this is easily the most disappointing. It wouldn't put me off listening to more books by her though, as I know she can and does do better.


    What will your next listen be?

    I'm going to try 'The Storyteller' next as it has excellent reviews.


    What does Alyssa Bresnahan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She keeps the book evenly paced (her Scottish accent is very comical as it's so bad - you wouldn't get that in the book!)


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    Probably not


    Any additional comments?

    This is not representative of Picoult's work so don't let it put you off her as an author if it's your first experience of her. The plot is confused, the two storylines don't mix well and it's hard to like or care about any of the characters. I did listen to the whole thing but was glad when it was finished. Usually I think about Picoult's books long after I've finished them, this one, I was happy to leave behind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    Germany
    7/16/13
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    "Got bored"

    The topic interested me, but the story does Not focus on the mercy killing and it became Quite a long Book without a lot of interesting Story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S.
    NEWTON AYCLIFFE, United Kingdom
    5/9/13
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    "Not a hit with me"

    Could not get into the story at all. Usually love Jodi Picoult's work but not this one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hortenzia
    LuxembourgLuxembourg
    4/16/11
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    "Among her first, but good"

    I like Jodi Picoult and have read most of her novels, and I think this one meets her usual standard. Knowing her style very well and being used to her kind of drama, I find it difficult to describe any one of her books taken separately. 'Psychological drama where inner/relationship reality meets the law'... I guess.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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