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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Publisher Comments:

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY:

Entertainment Weekly • The Boston Globe • Kansas City Star

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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?

Review:

“A legal thriller that’s comparable to classics such as Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent....Tragic and shocking, Defending Jacob is sure to generate buzz.” Associated Press

Review:

“Ingenious....Nothing is predictable. All bets are off.” The New York Times

Review:

“Stunning...a novel that comes to you out of the blue and manages to keep you reading feverishly until the whole thing is completed.” The Huffington Post

Review:

“Gripping, emotional murder saga....The shocking ending will have readers pulling up their bedcovers to ward off the haunting chill.” People

Review:

“The hype is justified....Exceptionally serious, suspenseful, engrossing.” The Washington Post

Review:

“Even with unexpected twists and turns, the two narratives interlock like the teeth of a zipper, building to a tough and unflinching finale. This novel has major motion picture written all over it.” The Boston Globe

Review:

“Yes, this book came out in January. No, we are not done talking about it.” Entertainment Weekly

About the Author

William Landay is the author of The Strangler, a Los Angeles Times Favorite Crime Book of the Year, and Mission Flats, winner of the Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for Best First Crime Novel and a Barry Award nominee. A former district attorney who holds degrees from Yale and Boston College Law School, Landay lives in Boston, where he is at work on his next novel of suspense.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345533661
Author:
Landay, William
Publisher:
Bantam
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Suspense
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130903
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.98 x 5.17 x 1.15 in 0.9 lb

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Product details 448 pages Bantam - English 9780345533661 Reviews:
"Review" by , “A legal thriller that’s comparable to classics such as Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent....Tragic and shocking, Defending Jacob is sure to generate buzz.”
"Review" by , “Ingenious....Nothing is predictable. All bets are off.”
"Review" by , “Stunning...a novel that comes to you out of the blue and manages to keep you reading feverishly until the whole thing is completed.”
"Review" by , “Gripping, emotional murder saga....The shocking ending will have readers pulling up their bedcovers to ward off the haunting chill.”
"Review" by , “The hype is justified....Exceptionally serious, suspenseful, engrossing.”
"Review" by , “Even with unexpected twists and turns, the two narratives interlock like the teeth of a zipper, building to a tough and unflinching finale. This novel has major motion picture written all over it.”
"Review" by , “Yes, this book came out in January. No, we are not done talking about it.”
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