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If your son was on trial for murder, what would you do?
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Defending Jacob by William Landay

If your son was on trial for murder, what would you do?

Andy Barber's job is to put killers behind bars. And when a boy from his son Jacob's school is found stabbed to death, Andy is doubly determined to find and prosecute the perpetrator.

Until a crucial piece of evidence turns up linking Jacob to the murder. And suddenly Andy and his wife find their son accused of being a cold-blooded killer.

In the face of every parent's worst nightmare, they will do anything to defend their child. Because, deep down, they know him better than anyone.

Don't they?

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Not since the novels of Scott Turow has a crime thriller - any thriller, though this too happens to be a literary legal thriller - shaken me by the throat like this. It's a stunning, shocking, emotionally harrowing ride in which the reader is plunged into a riveting but terrible murder trial and the heartbreaking implosion of a loving family. I had to lie down when I finished it (all too soon) to still my beating heart. ... What sets this apart from many thrillers is Landay's remarkable storytelling which allows him to craft the most sensational twists without forfeiting belief. But it's not just about suspense. Landay has written an unflinching account of the complexities of family life in a changing world * DAILY MAIL *
This is a legal thriller worthy of mention in the same breath as Turow's masterpiece. A compelling read * THE TIMES *
Landay clearly derives his premise from Scott Turow's prosecutor-in-the-dock thriller Presumed Innocent, and to say Defending Jacob is almost as good as Turow is high, not faint praise; the handling of Barber's voice is impeccable, the use of interwoven transcripts of his appearance before a grand jury is a distinctive and cunning device. * SUNDAY TIMES *
A clever blend of legal thriller and issue-oriented family implosion * NEW YORK TIMES *
Word of mouth on a new novel is not always to be trusted but sometimes a new book handsomely fulfils all the expectations. This is such a novel. ... If Turow's Presumed Innocent remains the definitive legal thriller, Defending Jacob is one of the most accomplished to have followed in its wake. A final word of advice. Tackle this quickly before friends start to discuss the shocking ending. * DAILY EXPRESS *
William Landay is being talked about as a new Scott Turow or John Grisham, having been one of Boston's district attorneys. He is at home with both the processes of detection and courtroom scenes ... a taut, tense, well-written thriller * LITERARY REVIEW *
Landay's first legal thriller makes Scott Turow and John Grisham seem like amateurs * EVENING STANDARD *
Defending Jacob is smart, sophisticated, and suspenseful - capturing both the complexity and stunning fragility of family life -- Lee Child
Riveting, suspenseful, and emotionally searing -- Linwood Barclay
Not since the novels of Scott Turow has a crime thriller - any thriller, though this too happens to be a literary legal thriller - shaken me by the throat like this. It's a stunning, shocking, emotionally harrowing ride in which the reader is plunged into a riveting but terrible murder trial and the heartbreaking implosion of a loving family. I had to lie down when I finished it (all too soon) to still my beating heart. ... What sets this apart from many thrillers is Landay's remarkable storytelling which allows him to craft the most sensational twists without forfeiting belief. But it's not just about suspense. Landay has written an unflinching account of the complexities of family life in a changing world * DAILY MAIL *
Landay clearly derives his premise from Scott Turow's prosecutor-in-the-dock thriller Presumed Innocent, and to say Defending Jacob is almost as good as Turow is high, not faint praise; the handling of Barber's voice is impeccable, the use of interwoven transcripts of his appearance before a grand jury is a distinctive and cunning device. * SUNDAY TIMES *
A clever blend of legal thriller and issue-oriented family implosion * NEW YORK TIMES *
This is a legal thriller worthy of mention in the same breath as Turow's masterpiece. A compelling read * THE TIMES *
Word of mouth on a new novel is not always to be trusted but sometimes a new book handsomely fulfils all the expectations. This is such a novel. ... If Turow's Presumed Innocent remains the definitive legal thriller, Defending Jacob is one of the most accomplished to have followed in its wake. A final word of advice. Tackle this quickly before friends start to discuss the shocking ending. * DAILY EXPRESS *
William Landay is being talked about as a new Scott Turow or John Grisham, having been one of Boston's district attorneys. He is at home with both the processes of detection and courtroom scenes ... a taut, tense, well-written thriller. * LITERARY REVIEW *
I felt emotionally exhausted when I'd finished reading this compelling, tense thriller... [a] brilliantly-written story * TELEGRAPH & ARGUS *
Landay's first legal thriller makes Scott Turow and John Grisham seem like amateurs. * EVENING STANDARD *

About William Landay


William Landay was an assistant district attorney before he turned to writing. He lives in Boston. Visit his website www.williamlanday.com

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GOR004563862
Defending Jacob by William Landay
William Landay
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2013-02-05
512
1780222181
9781780222189
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.