Love can redeem a man...but secrets and lies can condemn him. A handsome stranger comes to the sleepy New England town of Salem Falls in hopes of burying his past: Once a teacher at a girls' prep school, Jack St. Bride was destroyed when a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation.... show more
Love can redeem a man...but secrets and lies can condemn him. A handsome stranger comes to the sleepy New England town of Salem Falls in hopes of burying his past: Once a teacher at a girls' prep school, Jack St. Bride was destroyed when a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation. Now, washing dishes for Addie Peabody at the Do-Or-Diner, he slips quietly into his new routine, and Addie finds this unassuming man fitting easily inside her heart. But amid the rustic calm of Salem Falls, a quartet of teenage girls harbor dark secrets -- and they maliciously target Jack with a shattering allegation. Now, at the center of a modern-day witch hunt, Jack is forced once again to proclaim his innocence: to a town searching for answers, to a justice system where truth becomes a slippery concept written in shades of gray, and to the woman who has come to love him.
Publish date: August 1st 2002
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 434
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Realistic Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Among the contemporary writers, I also read recently 'Salem falls' by Jodi Picoult. What I liked about her is: she does not expose only the evils of the society; she also shows our strengths right next to our frailties. To give you a few examples of the positives in her book:- In the opening scene, ...
Salem Falls by Jodi PicoultJack St. Bride is back in a small town, teaching after having been released from prison, a crime he didn't commit.Addy runs the Do or Die restaurant and appliances are failing....and she has to bail her father out of jail and things get worse.Story also follows teen girls ...
Kolejne moje spotkanie z autorką i kolejne miło spędzone chwile. Czasami fragmenty mnie nudziły, ale i tak książka rewelacyjna. Ciekawe i intrygujące zakończenie. Trochę się go spodziewałam, ale i tak byłam zaskoczona. Spodobał mi się wątek czarownic, chociaż osobiście uważam, że mógłby być bardziej...
This is actually a tough review for me. I enjoyed the book because I was interested in where the story would go and which characters would be redeemed (or condemned) but I have an overall icky feeling when I think back to it. You may or may not be able to tell from the summary that part of this book...
Another Jodi Picoult book that blew my mind away! I loved how she wrote about the small town of Salem Falls and how it changed drastically when tragedy strikes involving a group of girls who aren't as innocent as they seem. I just cant believe that ending! Did not expect that and didn't see it comin...