'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
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.
Jodi Picoult has fifteen novels and three children to her credit, including her her bestselling books The Pact, Nineteen Minutes and My Sister's Keeper. Her next book, Handle with Care, will be published in 2009. Read more about Jodi on her website at www.jodipicoult.com.