Mermaid by Jodi Picoult
Author: Jodi Picoult
Published: July 25, 2017
Genre: Short Story, Literary fiction
There’s always more beneath the surface.
Once, Hope Payne was a mermaid, performing at the local theme park and captivating audiences young and old.
Today, she’s married to a pragmatic marine biologist who has filled the pool in their backyard with flounder for a special study. Before he begins, the fish vanish—echoing a loss Hope alone can understand. She senses there’s something underwater, something alive and hungry for more, but is she in too deep to ever resurface?
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult’s “Mermaid” is a spellbinding short story about the sacrifice it takes to swim again.
This book was offered free to read as prime member, also it is a kindle in motion book which I thought was really neat.
As much as I loved the pictures moving the story fell flat for me. I didn't really understand what truly was going on within the story. So Hope was a mermaid in a show okay cool, she ends up marrying Nick who loves the water just like her. You think perfect couple but I guess something happened so they aren't clicking like they use to? It seems that maybe Hope was getting help for something tragic that happened.
They end up starting a research study in their backyard pool but then something mysterious starts to happen with that. Though it really is not clear what.
Then the story just made me feel as though it just didn't come to a closure, so many open end things but nothing to solidify the story line.
This just wasn't the book for me like I was hoping it to be. I felt there could have been promise but it wasn't there. I may read something by this author at a later time to see if her writing will catch my eye in a different story.
Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-three novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Between the Lines, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.
Her new novel, SMALL GREAT THINGS, is available in hardcover, ebook, and audio on October 11th.