From “Salem Falls”

“You’re going because you don’t want to believe the truth that’s right in front of you. You don’t even know where to start looking.”
“I’ll figure it out.”
“And if you don’t find what you’re looking for?
At Roy’s question, Addie looked up. “Then all I’ve lost is time.”

It wasn’t true. And all of them knew it. But neither Roy nor Delilah, nor even Addie, wanted to admit that after a certain point, a heart with so many stress fractures would never be anything but broken. 

Jodi Picoult


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