Sunday, June 15, 2008
Jodi Picoult explores the balance of relationships and just how far will one go for the person they love.
Cam MacDonald is Chief of Police in Wheelock, Massachusetts where honour and tradition are upheld. Cam's world is turned upside down when two strangers come to town. The first, Cam's cousin, Jamie MacDonald confesses to murdering his ailing wife. The second, Mia slips into town and becomes an assistant at his wife's floral shop and begins to infiltrate his heart. What follows is a story that explores the notions of euthanasia, undying love and betrayal.
Where normally I can't put Picoult's book down and am challenged to face my own beliefs on the issues, Mercy fell flat for me. I didn't really like any of the characters and did not feel any empathy for their conditions or situations.