Jack St. Bride was once a beloved teacher and soccer coach at a girls' private school - until a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation and robbed him of his career and reputation. Now, after a devastatingly public ordeal that left him with an eight-month jail sentence and no job, Jack resolves to pick up the pieces of his life. He takes a job washing dishes at Addie Peabody's diner and slowly starts to form a relationship with her in the quiet New England village of Salem Falls. But just when Jack thinks he has outrun his past, a quartet of teenage girls with a secret turn his world upside down once again, triggering a modern-day witch hunt in a town haunted by its own history ...
- Paperback | 496 pages
- 130 x 198 x 31mm | 338g
- 20 Mar 2008
- Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Hodder Paperback
- London, United Kingdom
Gripping - you'll be riveted by this multilayered tale of small-town intrigue Glamour
Gripping - you'll be riveted by this multilayered tale of small-town intrigue Glamour A chilling tale of covens and corruption Cosmopolitan Picoult has been incredibly successful in dissecting the pain that family members go through when faced with sensitive and emotive issues Daily Express Picoult trades on gripping, emotive plots hinged upon gnarly ethical dilemmas ... Picoult's pitch and pace are masterly and hardly conducive to a good night's sleep. Financial Times
About Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult grew up in Nesconset, New York. She received an A.B. in creative writing from Princeton and a master's degree in education from Harvard. Her previous novels include KEEPING FAITH, THE PACT, and MERCY. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.
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The author is very talented and writes her novels extremely well. Her books are filled with suspense and keep the reader captivated and on their toes, for me that is the ideal reading material.... The only thing I would have to knock was the very end of the book, I know that isn't a very good sign (and I do hope it won't put you off reading it) but I just thought the end of the book was completely unexpected and I would've appreciated it more, had there been some subtle indications of the ending through the book which would have not lead the ending to be so utterly surprising and almost out of place, even though it was dealing with the topics touched upon throughout the book, it did leave me feeling a little disappointed.show moreby natalie