Salem Falls Hardcover – 1 Aug 2005
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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)
Another riveting drama of ordinary people under pressure by the internationally bestselling Jodi Picoult.See all Product Description
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As soon as news is out that Jack was accused of sexual assault and rape, the town's folk go out of their way to make him unwelcome. Then he gets accused of rape by the daughter of one of most influential men in town...the inevitable courtroom drama follows...
This was a really enjoyable book. The characters were well drawn, even if they weren't particularly likeable! The drama moves on at a good pace and there's a bit of a twist at the end.
This is a compelling read, buy it and be transported to a world where people see only what they believe, rather than believing what they see and know to be true.
This one started out, for me, in a way where I could just guess who was going to do what ... but suddenly I was completely gripped and couldn't put the book down.
I got a few of my guesses right, but I won't spoil things by saying what these were! Now I'm quite sad that I read the book so fast - it was definitely one of Picoult's best.
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!
I wont give it away, but the plot is terrific so bloody well.
I did find it a little hard to get into the book at first, but once I did I was gripped. Picoult builds the story very clevely, making you doubt whether Jack was actually innocent in the previous case and whether or not he is telling the truth this time. She also creates a good insight into the minds of young women who make false accusations and certainly helped me understand a bit better why people sometimes want to ruin the lives of others in this way. The character's for the most part are appealling and believable, though not always likeable. They are all flawed, and so it never appears black and white as to who is to blame for the events, which of course makes it believable. As in her previous novels, Picoult displays a strong insight into how the minds of young people work and thus describes the group of teenagers who accuse Jack particularly well.Read more ›
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I don't read many Jodi Picoult because, though I think she's an amazing writer, her storylines are usually too heavy for me. This I thought was wonderful. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kate F
I found this book OK, It was slightly predictable, however I still found it a good read.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Amazing. Fast paced. Have to keep reading couldn't put the book down. Keeps you guessing till the end. Great storyPublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
As usual reading Jodi's books have me enthralled. A real page turner. Would recommend any of her books to friends.Published 8 months ago by alice
On the course of reading it but so far so good. Jody Picoult is just such a good writer!Published 8 months ago by marta diez