Defending Jacob
ISBN: 0345533666
EAN13: 9780345533661
Language: English
Pages: 435
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A legal thriller that's comparable to classics such as Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent . . . tragic and shocking.--Associated Press SOON TO BE AN ORIGINAL STREAMING SERIES - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly - Boston Globe - Kansas City Star Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. Happy at home with the loves of his life: his wife, Laurie, and their teenage son, Jacob. Then Andy's quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy stabbed to death in a leafy park. And an even greater shock: The accused is Andy's own son--shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob. Andy believes in Jacob's innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighbors' contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andy's family. It is the ultimate test for any parent: How far would you go to protect your child? It is a test of devotion. A test of how well a parent can know a child. For Andy Barber, a man with an iron will and a dark secret, it is a test of guilt and innocence in the deepest sense. How far would you go? Praise for Defending Jacob A novel like this comes along maybe once a decade . . . a tour de force, a full-blooded legal thriller about a murder trial and the way it shatters a family. With its relentless suspense, its mesmerizing prose, and a shocking twist at the end, it's every bit as good as Scott Turow's great Presumed Innocent . But it's also something more: an indelible domestic drama that calls to mind Ordinary People and We Need to Talk About Kevin . A spellbinding and unforgettable literary crime novel. --Joseph Finder Defending Jacob is smart, sophisticated, and suspenseful--capturing both the complexity and stunning fragility of family life. --Lee Child Powerful . . . leaves you gasping breathlessly at each shocking revelation. --Lisa Gardner Disturbing, complex, and gripping, Defending Jacob is impossible to put down. William Landay is a stunning talent. --Carla Neggers Riveting, suspenseful, and emotionally searing. --Linwood Barclay