4 Jul 2010

Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult

'Jack St Bride was once a beloved teacher at a private girls' school - until a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation and robbed him of his career and reputation. 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 in the quiet New England village of Salem Falls and slowly starts to form a relationship with her....'

What a story... I immediately felt sorry for the main character, Jack St Bride, for having to go through what he had to go through, twice! I won't spoil it for those who have not read it but there should definitely be more stories like this one that have a hint of truth inside the story. The justice system we have may appear to be flawless but I would not be surprised if there were flaws that were kept well hidden. How many people out there have been wrongly convicted and are still serving a sentence....?

If you like a story that makes you take a good look at issues that are surrounding us every day, this book is definitely for you..

10 out of 10
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