Author: Landay, William
Year Published: 2013
Subcategory: Fiction / Legal
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: â€œA legal thriller thatâ€™s comparable to classics such as Scott Turowâ€™s \n Presumed Innocent\n . . . Tragic and shocking, \n Defending Jacob\n is sure to generate buzz.â€â€”Associated Press
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 teenage son, Jacob.
Then Andyâ€™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 Andyâ€™s own sonâ€”shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob.
Andy believes in Jacobâ€™s innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighborsâ€™ contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andyâ€™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?
â€œThe hype is justified. . . . Exceptionally serious, suspenseful, engrossing.â€â€”\n The Washington Post\n
â€œIngenious . . . Nothing is predictable. All bets are off.â€â€”Janet Maslin, \n The New York Times\n
â€œGripping . . . [Landay] keeps you turning the pages through the shocking gut-punch of an ending.â€â€”\n Entertainment Weekly\n
In Store Location: Bookcase 35 - Mystery 1,