Another fluent and absorbing tale from Jodi Picoult.
Wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for sexual assault on one of his students, Jack St Bride arrives in Salem Falls determined to rebuild 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... but the rest of the inhabitants remain suspicious of the stranger.
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.
'Gripping... you'll be riveted by this multilayered tale of small-town intrigue.'
'Genuinely suspenseful... remarkably original.'
- Publishers Weekly
'Picoult writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships.'
- The Boston Globe
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