Tuesday 8 January 2013

Book Review - Salem Falls

ISBN: 9780340962787

Synopsis: Jack St. Bride was once a beloved teacher and soccer coach at a girls' prep 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…


I must admit, I am a fan!

This is Book Number 2 I am reading of Jodi Picoult and I was putting down my knitting (If that doesn't say it all, I don't know what does!) to find time to read this book.

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.

Have you read this book?
What are your thoughts on the end, did I miss something?
I would love to hear from you all.


  1. It sounds like a good read. But if the end is disappointing, I don't know if I start reading it (it's easy to buy books for me as I have an e-reader now). I'll stay tuned to read comments of people who have read the book and share their thoughts.

    1. Hi Babjeza,
      E-reader......wouldn't ever give mine up!! I love, love, love mine, it is over a year old and still running strong!
      I can't say the end was extremely disappointing, just not really in tune with the book if you know what I mean? Left me asking myself...."Huh?? Where did that come from!"
      Anyway, enjoy your E-reader!


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