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Who says the Crucible can't be updated!!,
This review is from: Salem Falls (Paperback)
In drama class last year, my teacher offered the opinion that Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" couldn't be updated. Boy, was she wrong. "Salem Falls" tells the story of Jack St. Bride, a formerly brilliant teacher who has just endured a spell in prison after being falsely accused of raping one of his students.
Moving to the small town of Salem Falls, he takes a job at the local diner owned by Addie Peabody, and slowly starts to build a relationship with her.
However, when he rebuffs the advances of the daughter of the richest man in town, he finds himself on the end of a modern day witch hunt as the girl attempts to hide a dark secret...
The fluid narration sweeps you along, offering insight into each brilliantly drawn character as the gripping plot twists and turns. This stew of love, loyalty, lust, hysteria, honesty and corruption will grip you from first page to last. Ms Picoult, I salute you!