Mercy author Jodi Picoult doc ã Paperback


doc Mercy author Jodi Picoult

Mercy author Jodi Picoult doc ã Paperback Ø ➼ [Reading] ➾ Mercy By Jodi Picoult ➱ – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk 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 wi PolicPolice 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 mercyNow a heated murder trial plunges the town into upheaval and drives a wedge into a contented ma I love Jodi Picoult books However this one was a real dispointment to me I didn't find the book a pleasure to read until over halfway through and even then it wasn't gripping in the way her stories usually are In fact as the book progressed I became increasingly annoyed at CamI found the numerous storylines distracting in a way since I found they detracted from rather than added to the main storyline Also the character of Cam was so self centered that I actually felt sorry for Allie even before he started cheating on her I also found the way the affair between Mia and Cam started to be far fetchedArguably it may take a stronger woman to stay with theor husband after an act of infidelity but it really frustrated me that she did Especially since we knew that she was always the one who had loved him

Mercy author Jodi PicouPolice 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 mercyNow a heated murder trial plunges the town into upheaval and drives a wedge into a contented ma I love Jodi Picoult books However this one was a real dispointment to me I didn't find the book a pleasure to read until over halfway through and even then it wasn't gripping in the way her stories usually are In fact as the book progressed I became increasingly annoyed at CamI found the numerous storylines distracting in a way since I found they detracted from rather than added to the main storyline Also the character of Cam was so self centered that I actually felt sorry for Allie even before he started cheating on her I also found the way the affair between Mia and Cam started to be far fetchedArguably it may take a stronger woman to stay with theor husband after an act of infidelity but it really frustrated me that she did Especially since we knew that she was always the one who had loved him

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Mercy author Jodi Picoult ☆ Hardest uestions 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 journ I believe I read this book under false pretense I thought the plot was dealing with the issue of euthanasiaIn truth that issue took a back seat to the shenanigans of the weakineffectualselfishhormone driven sheriff Cameron Mac Donald is not only the sheriff of Wheelock Massachusetts he is also the laird of the clan that makes up a good deal of the population Married to Alliewho literally paves the way for him through married life has an affair with of all people his wife's assistant at the flower shop she owns What? And Allie is clueless until she comes upon irrefutable evidence Her resulting rage I applauded but it wasn't enough for me to embrace her characterPeople who allow themselves to be doormats are just an anathema to me There were only three characters that I had any good feelings about and that was Jamie MacDonaldwho killed his wife because she asked him toThe depth of love he felt for his wife and his resultant anguish tore at my heart I enjoyed Ellen MacDonald Cameron's mother Woman after my own heart she has embraced her age and opened herself up to newold ways of healing after loss And I absolutely loved Angus MacDonald Cameron's great uncleWithout his classic pithy wit and pragmatic approach to life I would not have finished this book It seemed like the murder and resulting trial were the subplot to the sad sick tale of the MacDonalds and their marital woes What a shame The author had a real chance to shine a light on a very real issue of our time She let it slip away reader ´ Mercy author Jodi Picoult ☆ Jodi Picoult

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Jodi Picoult ☆ Mercy author Jodi Picoult reader Rriage 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 I don't know if I've started to outgrow Jodi Picoult books or whether the most recent books I've read by her just haven't been as good as some of her best ones I really loved a few of her slightly older books My Sister's Keeper Nineteen Minutes Perfect Match but I haven't been a big fan of her oldest books Songs of the Humpback Whale or her newest ones House Rules Lone Wolf I really wasn't a big fan of Mercy and here's whyI couldn't really get into the Big Issue of this book Jodi Picoult really likes tackling Big Issues controversial topics and ethical that are usually tackled in big court cases In this book the Big Issue is presented by Jamie MacDonald a bland thirty something who really loves his wife Maggie He loves Maggie so much in fact that when she gets terminal cancer and asks him to kill her he does Afterwards he turns himself into police and awaits his trial It's an interesting premise but Picoult just doesn't carry it off The character of Jamie is poorly developed his main character trait seems to just be how much he loves Maggie and unlike in other Picoult books when most of the characters are very invested in the Big Issue the Big Issue here sometimes felt like a boring side plot I felt like the polarized opinions of Jamie's actions were forced Why does Cam hate Jamie so much for example? At one point a random man actually tries to kill Jamie because he thinks that Jamie's actions were so horrible and I'm sorry I just didn't buy that I can't imagine anyone knowing the circumstances of Maggie's death and thinking that Jamie deserves to die for what he did It felt like Picoult was trying to sueeze extra drama out of a situation that didn't really merit it The Jamie plotline was at times semi interesting but I didn't feel particularly riveted while waiting for the final verdict like I have with some of Picoult's other books I just felt kind of mehh about the whole thingJamie wasn't the only bland character Graham his defense attorney is another shockingly weak character All you ever really know about him is that he's very young and that he's a lawyer For one of the MAIN characters there's not much to him And now for what I hated most CamMiaAllie Wow what a mess The really unfortunate thing is that I'm pretty sure that Cam and Mia were SUPPOSED to be sympathetic characters Picoult pretty much never writes from the point of view of characters that readers aren't supposed to like or at least understand But I actually felt physically repulsed by Cam and Mia There motivations and explanations for what they were doing made very little sense or were never really clarified at allCam is a professional douchebag His life is SOOO HARD because it's his duty to be clan chiefpolice chief and he couldn't be a travel writer like he wanted and he's married to someone he doesn't like that much First thing I didn't get Cam is always whining about how he was forced into his current life but he was never FORCED to marry Allie That's why his behavior is so disgusting Cam treats Allie like crap He tunes her out when she talks he refuses her sexual advances he's never glad to see her when she surprises him at work HE FORGETS VALENTINE'S DAY EVERY YEAR He is a really terrible husband even before the affairAnd the affair So cringeworthy The character of Mia was never really explained enough for me to feel any sympathy for her whatsoever and I think this is due to error on Picoult's part I mean okay so Mia comes to a new town and a stranger Allie completely welcomes her with open arms giving her a job and a place to stay and generally just is REALLY nice to her WITHOUT HESITATION and this is where I think the book is really weak because Mia doesn't seem to think very hard about the morality of what she does she sleeps with Allie's husband the SECOND that Allie leaves town Seriously it's almost immediately She then begins a passionate affair with Cam WHILE CONTINUING TO SEE AND WORK WITH ALLIE EVERY DAY Repulsive And not properly addressed by Picoult Is it really possible that Mia works alongside Allie and DOESN'T feel extreme guilt? Or at least extreme resentment of Allie? The way Picoult writes it Mia doesn't really feel much of anything at all when it comes to Allie Sometimes she is a little nervous about being found out and sometimes she gets a little FLICKER of jealousy when she sees Cam show affection to his wife but that's it And we're still supposed to like and understand Mia? The fact that she doesn't really ever think about what she's doing to Allie is both disturbing and infuriating For God's sake Cam and Mia have sex in Allie's bed and on the couch in her flower shop And neither of them acknowledges or thinks about how sick that is The way Picoult writes it they don't even think about Allie at all in those momentsI also just didn't really buy the love between Cam and Mia I think it's supposed to be romantic like they're soulmates who met at the wrong time But the book doesn't pull it off Toward the end of the book Mia's just like We're soulmates and in love but we just like the IDEA of each other so I'm going to run away Sorry I ruined your marriage It was just so stupid Even stupid is that Cam sees Mia as this wonderful anti Allie who is so exotic and well traveled and in the end it turns out that Mia just wants the exact same life that Cam and Allie already have So no they're not soulmates If Cam had met Mia early in his life he probably would have ended up with the EXACT same life that he already has just with Mia instead of Allie UghAlso didn't buy that the second Mia leaves town Cam suddenly magically realizes that Allie's actually been perfect all along and that he should appreciate her You've been lukewarm about your wife for this entire book A few pages ago you were planning to leave her for another woman And now you suddenly see how good you've had it all along? Not plausibleAnd then ALLIEdon't even know what to say about Allie She was the character I liked the most I think but I was so deeply frustrated by what she decides to do at the end of the book She realizes that her husband has been lying and cheating in ADDITION to treating her like crap all the time She understandably freaks out and finally stands up for herself for a little while I was like YES FINALLY And then she just decides to take him back And Picoult writes like this is the most romantic thing in the world NO IT IS NOT ROMANTIC TO TAKE BACK YOUR CHEATING JERK HUSBAND ESPECIALLY WHEN HE IS STILL IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE ELSE Allie's just like well now Cam appreciates me and we treat each other like euals So it's okay Ugh ugh ugh I also did NOT appreciate the scene when Jamie tells Allie to take Cam back because Jamie and Cam are best buds now and completely understand what the other one is going through I'm sorry but I don't see the connection between killing your sick wife who you are deeply in love with and begging your wife who you kind of like sometimes to take you back after you cheated on her Not comparable situationsAnother side note I didn't like the weird Angus flashbacks to Scotland or whatever What was that? Weird and unnecessary and didn't connect to anything else at all Basically Picoult tried to write a book about the complicated nature of love and for the most part she failed I understood the romantic nature of the JamieMaggie plotline but the one the CamMiaAllie was so devoid of romance and true love that it made me a little sick