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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A legal thriller that’s comparable to classics such as Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent . . . tragic and shocking.”—Related Press
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Andy Barber has been an assistant district lawyer for 20 years. He’s revered. Admired within the courtroom. Glad at residence with the loves of his life: his spouse, Laurie, and their teenage son, Jacob. Then Andy’s quiet suburb is shocked by a stunning crime: a younger boy stabbed to loss of life in a leafy park. And a good larger shock: The accused is Andy’s personal son—shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob.
Andy believes in Jacob’s innocence. Any dad or mum would. However the stress mounts. Damning proof. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighbors’ contempt. A homicide trial that threatens to obliterate Andy’s household. It’s the final take a look at for any dad or mum: How far would you go to guard your baby? It’s a take a look at of devotion. A take a look at of how nicely a dad or mum can know a toddler. For Andy Barber, a person with an iron will and a darkish secret, it’s a take a look at of guilt and innocence within the deepest sense.
How far would you go?
Reward 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 Baby
“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
From the Writer
Writer : Bantam; 1st version (September 3, 2013)
Language : English
Paperback : 437 pages
ISBN-10 : 0345533666
ISBN-13 : 978-0345533661
Merchandise Weight : 14.2 ounces
Dimensions : 5.1 x 1.2 x 7.98 inches