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Once a teacher at a girls' prep school, Jack St. Bride was destroyed when a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation. Now, washing dishes for Addie Peabody at the Do-Or-Diner, he slips quietly into his new routine, and Addie finds this unassuming man fitting easily inside her heart.
But amid the rustic calm of Salem Falls, a quartet of teenage girls harbor dark secrets — and they maliciously target Jack with a shattering allegation. Now, at the center of a modern-day witch hunt, Jack is forced once again to proclaim his innocence: Fiction Literature. Publication Details Publisher: Atria Books Imprint: Atria Publication Date: More about Jodi Picoult. Salem Falls Embed. Bride, and not any of you.
A woman in a business suit popped out of her seat. Because we could leave our door unlocked. Jordan stepped up to the podium, so that he was standing beside Amos. Well, lynch him. Do whatever it takes, right? For example, all you people out there with children, how many is that?
Not because those kids have done anything wrong, mind you… but because they just might in the future. Jordan turned on him so quickly the bigger man fell back a step. And no pissant New Hampshire village has the right to decide otherwise. Gillian sat cross— legged on her bed in her robe, her hair still damp from a shower, as she fixed her makeshift altar and considered what she had learned that day.
By this afternoon, the rumor had spread through the school: Gilly thought of Jack St. Bride, of his gold hair falling over his eyes, and a shiver shot down her spine. As if she would ever be afraid of him. It made Gilly laugh to watch the townspeople scurry like field mice before a storm, hoarding bits of safety to last them through this latest crisis. They all thought Jack St.
Bride had brought evil, single— handedly, to Salem Falls, but it had been here all along. Maybe Jack was the match, setting fire to the straw, but it was unfair to lay the blame at his feet. Gillian loosened her robe, and lit the wick of the candle before her.
None shall come to hurt or maim; hear these words and do the same. She was warm now, so warm, and the fire was inside her. Gilly closed her eyes, smoothing her palms up from her own waist, cupping her breasts in her hands and imagining that it was Jack St.
Bride touching her, heating her. He sat on the edge of the bed, inches behind her. Gilly forced herself to remain perfectly still, even as his hand touched the crown of her damp hair, like a benediction. Gilly reached up, twining her fingers with his. They stayed that way for a moment, both of them mesmerized by the dancing flame of the candle.
Then Amos got to his feet. The door closed behind him with a soft click.
Gilly imagined the fire again, consuming her. Then she lifted one foot, inspecting the sole. The cuts she had made last week were still there, a thin spiral on the arch, like the soundhole on a violin. There was one on her other foot, too.
She reached into the pocket of her robe for a penknife; traced the seam of the skin to reopen the wound. Jack smiled. Add to that the forced intimacy in a relationship still so new Jack could still see the shine on it, and he could not help but wonder if taking her up on her offer to share her home was a tremendous mistake.
It was the only room in the house Jack had not seen. And as Addie slowly opened the door, he also realized it was the only room in the house that was not neat.
Toys littered the floor like landmines, and clothes were draped over the back of a chair. On a shelf sat a parade of outgrown teddy bears, missing eyes and frayed at the limbs. The bed, a confection of pink ruffles, was unmade, as if Addie slept in it from time to time— a thought that tugged at Jack, but seemed less heartbreaking than the alternative: Still, it was only a bed, and linens could be changed.
Toys could be put away. Attack us right on the counter? Come on, Meggie.
Do you want to be the kind of person who hides in the back when everyone else is fighting the dragon, or do you want to be holding the sword? Gillian fisted her hands on her hips. Smarting, Gilly pushed inside the diner. It was virtually empty, except for an old fart at the cash register who was hunched over a crossword puzzle. She sat down and rapped her nails impatiently on the table.
Gilly glanced at her dismissively. Who looked at the bright ball of their future and thought, Oh, one day I want to be a waitress in a totally dead— end job. The sunlight was blinding; she stumbled before slipping along the edge of the building, where a fence cordoned off the green Dumpster.
Jack was moving around in there; she could hear metal clanging and the rustling of plastic as trash was hauled over its wide lip. Gilly sucked her lower lip between her teeth, to give it some color. She unbuttoned her jacket, then slid the zipper of her cropped sweatshirt low enough to show the rise of her breasts. Walking to the gate, she waited for Jack to notice her.
Gillian watched his muscles flex as he lifted another bag of garbage high. She thought about him pinning her, grabbing her wrists in his hands. She wondered if the girl he had raped had liked it, even a little.
Dark and smooth, like the inside of a fire. There should have been a word for it— Jackquoise, maybe, or—. It only made her more determined. Her eyes darkened, caught somewhere between tears and rage. Jack started to leave, but Gillian was blocking the exit.
For an uncomfortable moment they danced around each other, Jack unwilling to let his body brush up against hers; Gillian unwilling to let him go. At the sound of another voice, they jumped apart.
Wes Courtemanche rounded the corner, dressed in uniform. But she stepped away so that Jack could get by. She blew a kiss as she sailed by, a gesture meant for his eyes only that might have been a promise, or might have a threat. Gilly could not get Jack out of her mind.
She relived the moment outside the diner a hundred times, playing different scenarios like a slide show— things she should have said and done instead, images of Jack grabbing her and kissing her so hard her lips bled. Now she was drowning her sorrows in the emotional angst of Sarah McLachlan and painting her fingernails blood— red, when the phone rang.
Gillian sighed. Her coven had made plans to meet in the woods behind the cemetery, at the base of the flowering dogwood tree. Meg was bringing Georgia fatwood to light a bonfire; Whit had been given the task of sewing herb sachets to hang on the tree as gifts to the God and Goddess, and Chelsea was going to figure out some kind of maypole.
They attacked him from behind. Jack had no sooner stepped out of the small halo of light cast by the lantern hanging beside the door than he was grabbed, his arms pinned behind him while fists slammed into his ribs, his belly, his face. Blood ran down his throat, tinny; he spat it back at them. He struggled to find their faces, to mark them in his mind, but they were wearing stocking caps pulled low and scarves tugged high; all Jack could see was an ocean of black, a series of hands, and wave after wave of their anger.
Addie brushed out her hair, then sprayed perfume onto her wrists and knees and navel.
Jack had been gone a while, which was strange; even stranger, she could hear an occasional crash. She stepped to the bedroom window and pulled back the Swiss organdy curtain. Then a foot appeared in the yellow periphery cast by the porch light. An elbow. Finally, the entire body of a man, dressed in black, his hands bright with blood. She had used it once in twenty years— to shoot a rabid coon that had wandered into the yard where Chloe was playing.
She loaded it on the run, hurrying downstairs, and threw open the front door to fire once into the night sky. Five faces turned, then ran off in disparate directions into the woods behind her house, tracks spreading like the spokes of a wheel.
He coughed, his lips pulling back to show teeth shiny with blood. But his voice rose, until it was an umbrella over Salem Falls, until people on the far side of town had to close their windows to the sweet night air just to block of the sound of his pain.
Jack woke to find Addie curled beside him, her hand clutching a washcloth that was spreading a water stain over the comforter in the shape of a bell. He came up on one elbow, wincing at the ache of his ribs, and touched the side of her face.
Thanks to Addie, Jack no longer spent time reviewing his mistakes. He had put them into a box, and shut the lid tight. Addie, though… she sorted through the box daily, holding up each memory to the light like an heirloom, even though it made her bleed inside. Within minutes, he had stripped the bed of its sheets and covers, removed the posters from the walls. Do that you think I have to look at a… a hair clip to remember the person I love the most in the world? She turned her face to his.
He watched her fold herself into the pool of linens, her spine rounding. Of Chloe. Her hands made fists in the fabric. Once, on a Girl Scout campout, Gillian had built a fire.
She had been mesmerized by its greed, by the way it devoured everything in its path. I have one of these inside of me. She stood holding hands with the others around it. But they were no longer Gillian, Chelsea, Whitney, and Meg. Goddesses all, they were a coven. And she was their High Priestess. It was her only covering; her clothes lay in a pile by the dogwood.
But Whitney had whipped off her shirt. Chelsea shivered in her bra and panties. Only Meg, self— conscious, was fully dressed. Gilly met the eyes of each of the others. Did they feel it? Never had her body buzzed like this. She tilted her head back, casting her voice into the night sky. The words wrote themselves, drawn from her heart like a ribbon.
Bring us imagination; teach us to dance. Blessed be. Whitney turned, her face glowing. Share your heat with us, make us burn inside. Blessed be! Let your mystery flow over us. Finally, Meg spoke. Bury us deep in your soil, give us the power of earth and stone.