Salem Falls - Jodi Picoult

Salem Falls

Author: Jodi Picoult


  • Publication Date: 2001-05-18
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 270 Ratings)

Summary

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult comes a compelling and disturbing novel about a prep school teacher accused of rape by a group of young girls, the woman who stands by him, and the repercussions of the case in a small, New England town where the past is only a heartbeat away.

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.

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  • Salem Falls!!

    5
    By I*CC*U
    First book I read from Jodi Picoult and it caught my attention quickly.. Really great read
  • Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult

    5
    By club425
    Amazing! As usual Picoult is in tiptop form
  • Salem Falls

    5
    By Pickles 7
    Wow loved this book. Jodi Picoult did an awesome job weaving a storyline that pulled you in and kept you up all night trying to finish
  • Different than what I have read of her other works...but still great!

    4
    By C.lee.stanzil
    I have been a fan of her books for the last 10+ years. While this book was good, I found it didn't follow the traditional pace of her books. Typically there is a HUGE unexpected twist within the last couple of pages, and while this had "twists" at the end of the story they were no where near the level that I have read previously, it was actually kind of an expected ending, including the last sentence (if you pay attention to the hints/clues throughout the novel)
  • Great

    5
    By Inpassing
    Very, very good book! Read it in two days. Definitely a page turner! Highly recommend!
  • Ugh

    1
    By *W*~*A*
    Jodi wrote this? Awful!!!
  • Riveting!!

    5
    By Lamagirl
    Out of the five J.P. books I've read, this was definitely at the top of the list! Usually I'm not a big fan of her endings, but this one left you wanting more. I loved the parallels between this novel and The Crucible and the clever way Jodi developed each character in Salem Falls. Can't wait to read another one of her novels!
  • Loved it

    5
    By Danittl
    Typical Picoult-keeps you on the edge of your seat &never able to put the book down! Keep them coming!
  • It's Okay

    4
    By djerez
    The book was okay. Didn't like how the author kept flip flopping back and forth in her storyline. Will def read other books from Jodi.
  • Great read!!!

    5
    By Lou Loon
    I'm a big fan of Jodi P's books. I'm always satisfied with the stories beginning through end. Salem Falls was an awesome book.

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