Saturday, July 15, 2023

Sunday Synopsis


MercyMercy by Jodi Picoult
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As I started reading this book, I thought the storyline sounded familiar. Nah. I wouldn't buy a book I've already read!

Welp. Yes I did! I read this book nine years ago! As I was reading about Jamie who helped his wife to die (euthanasia), I realized it was too familiar. Luckily for me, I keep up with all my books on Goodreads, and I was able to look up to see if I already read it (yes) and what I thought about it.

The story is not only about euthanasia, although it might have been better if it were. It was also about unfaithfulness. It gave me Outlander vibes, too. The sherriff of the town is also laird of a Scottish clan that were exiled from Scotland over Bonnie Prince Charlie after the Battle of Culoden. Most of the clan relocated to a small town in the United States. I wish they had focused more on the Scottish history!

I would liked it more if there hadn't been the extra plot with Cam and Mia. Some of these characters were just unlikable. As I neared the end, I started to worry, what if the author doesn't tell us the verdict? I wouldn't have that! But she did (Thank you, Ms. Piccoult.) And it was the verdict I was hoping for. There seemed to be some unfished business with Cam and Allie, but they didn't matter as much to me. This was a slow-starting book, but it got better. Pretty good story!

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