Salem Falls

Jodi Picoult
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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Reviewed: 2016-05-31
This was an interesting read about a country town and a modern day witch hunt. However, it was rather far-fetched at times and I guessed the ending half-way through the book. Still, one of Picoult's better novels.
Really enjoyed this book of Jodi Picoult's. It's one of her older ones and, in my opinion, better than some of the more recent ones of hers I have read. The story moves along at a good pace, the characters are interesting, and the way the story unfolds is genuinely intriguing and surprising. Occasionally, some of the events in the courtroom scenes don't come across as authentic, but overall, a good read.
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