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Exploring highly charged emotional and ethical issues, MERCY is the thought-provoking novel from New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult.There is no doubt that Jamie Macdonald killed his wife. But was it murder, or mercy?The case divides the small town of Wheelock. For Police Chief Cameron Macdonald, there's no question that he should be tried and face life imprisonment for Murder One.But Jamie's victim was dying of cancer. He claims she asked for his help to die. And there are those who believe he has suffered enough . . .show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 34mm | 300g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 1444754599
  • 9781444754599
  • 12,207

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Engrossing . . . Picoult has a remarkable ability to make us share her characters' feelings of confusion and horror * People * Picoult's novel . . . reminds us how easy it is to jump to conclusions and to do all the wrong things for all the right reasons * Glamour * If you're after a book that will have you utterly enthralled and stay with you long after you've finished it, look no further * Heat * Picoult fans will not be disappointed . . . a pleasure to pick up, and impossible to put down * Daily Express *show more

About Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-four internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister's Keeper, House Rules and The Storyteller, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children. Jodi's UK website is and she can be found on Facebook and Twitter at and She also has a YouTube channel more

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Picoult fans will not be disappointed . . . a pleasure to pick up, and impossible to put down Daily Expressshow more

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38,947 ratings
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Our customer reviews

If only I had read some of the other people's reviews before deciding to buy this book. I just assumed that Ms. Picoult always would write amazing books. I was wrong. This title wasn't bad perse, and maybe if you have never read another of Picoult's works you will find it a pleasant enough read. If on the other hand, you have read other books by the same author, then I would not recommend this title as a good more
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