Triplicity…by J.Mercer

Posted May 3, 2019 by Karen in Books, Reviews /

Triplicity…by J.MercerTriplicity

by: J. Mercer
Published by:Bare Ink on January 6, 2019
Genres:Young Adult, Contemporary
Setting: Alaska
Format: Mobi (Kindle file)
Source: Author (via YA Books Central)
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One week on an Alaskan cruise, three teens, and an endless trail of lies.

Enter a series of thefts on board and they all fall under scrutiny. Though Navy acts a proper preacher’s daughter, she did end up with someone else’s purse in her hands, and Jesse knows way more than he should about what’s gone missing. Isaiah, however, is the one with motive—enough money and he could get back to his ranch. Each holds a piece of the truth, but exposing the thief could damn them all. They must navigate through the lies they’ve told, choose between standing together or saving themselves, and decide if innocence is worth facing their ugliest secrets.

*I received this book for free from the Author (via YA Books Central) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Navy, Isaiah, and Jesse are teens traveling with their families on an Alaskan cruise.  While enjoying their vacation they must solve the mystery of who is committing thefts on board the ship.


A mystery aboard a cruise. Yes, please. I have never read a story that takes place on a cruise ship. This story has so much potential. A ship with everyone trapped on board while crimes are taking place could really be interesting.


What I Loved:

First, there were a few things I really loved about the story. I loved the details about the ports of call. I loved the touristy places they visited.  I also really loved the mystery. It was fun but not too scary. I didn’t guess who the thief was until right before it was revealed. Isaiah Jesse’s aunt and grandmother were also really fun characters.


What Left Me Wanting More:

For me, the formatting of the dialog was a little off. I often couldn’t tell who was speaking or what was happening. I got a little confused with the alternating points of view. This especially happened between Jesse and Isaiah’s POV.


Something else that really bugged me was all the accusations against Jesse. I don’t see security on a cruise accusing passengers of stealing and unless they were 100% sure. Guest service is always at the forefront on a cruise line and all the announcements and finger-pointing just didn’t seem realistic. (Navy’s name I thought was a little strange but it is explained why her mother named her that later in the story and it made sense).


My Final Judgement:

Triplicity was a fun read and a cute story. I am starting to really like novels that center around a trip so this one hit the spot for me. It made me crave a summer cruise.


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About J. Mercer

J. Mercer grew up in Wisconsin where she walked home from school with her head in a book, filled notebooks with stories in junior high, then went to college for accounting and psychology. She wishes she were an expert linguist, is pretty much a professional with regards to competitive dance hair (bunhawk, anyone?), and enjoys exploring with her husband—though as much as she loves to travel, she’s also an accomplished hermit. Perfect days include cancelled plans, rain, and endless hours to do with what she pleases.


About Karen

Karen is a native Orlandoian and still lives there with her family. She loves reading Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction ,’Chick Lit', YA, and Southern Fiction. Some of her favorite things are fuzzy animals, Bigalow tea, and air-conditioning.
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