Friday, August 03, 2007

Salem Falls

by Jodi Picoult

Fresh out of prison, Jack St. Bride comes to Salem Falls, NH to start over. As you may guess, it’s not so easy for the man who served time for sexual assault. But Addie Peabody gives him a chance. A rape victim herself, she knows nothing of his past when she hires Jack.

But Addie is not Jack’s problem. She trusts him. She befriends him. She defends him. The rest of Salem Falls doesn’t trust the newcomer. And it is the rest of the town that engages in a modern day witch hunt.

Teenaged Wicca-wannabes, sordid pasts, and jumping to conclusions abound in this gripping novel. Not serious literature, but seriously engaging.


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