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Defending Jacob


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ISBN13: 9780385344227
ISBN10: 0385344228
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davndan, January 6, 2013 (view all comments by davndan)
A thrilling page turner that had me on the edge of my seat. Familial drama and a fathers love for his son are at the heart of this epic tale.
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Stenny, January 5, 2013 (view all comments by Stenny)
fantastic book, a real page turner.
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Margaret Hardy, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Margaret Hardy)
Talk about can't-put-it-down. Found myself reading while walking to the train.

Makes you really think about what it means to be a parent and how far you would go to protect, defend and believe your children. What two parents do in the face of an impossible dilemma.
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Margaret Hardy, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Margaret Hardy)
Talk about can't put it down. Found myself reading it as I was walking to the train.

Really makes you think about what it means to protect, defend and believing in your childres - and how different parents handle an impossibly difficult situation. A dilemma no parent would want to face.
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Book Club member, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Book Club member)
A chilling tale particularly in the light of recent killings in our country, by the end of the book you are still not sure what really happened. Mr. Landay is a defense attorney and one learns a lot about courtroom proceedings that go on behind the scenes of a trial. A good read.
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Landay, William
Delacorte Press
Literature-A to Z
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Andy Barber, a respected First Assistant DA who lives in Newton, Mass., with his gentle wife, Laurie, and their 14-year-old son, Jacob, must face the unthinkable in Dagger Award — winner Landay's harrowing third suspense novel. When Ben Rifkin, Jacob's classmate, is found stabbed to death in the woods, Internet accusations and incontrovertible evidence point to big, handsome Jacob. Andy's prosecutorial gut insists a child molester is the real killer, but as Jacob's trial proceeds and Andy's marriage crumbles under the forced revelation of old secrets, horror builds on horror toward a breathtakingly brutal outcome. Landay (The Strangler), a former DA, mixes gritty court reporting with Andy's painful confrontation with himself, forcing readers willy-nilly to realize the end is never the end when, as Landay claims, the line between truth and justice has become so indistinct as to appear imaginary. This searing narrative proves the ancient Greek tragedians were right: the worst punishment is not death but living with what you — knowingly or unknowingly — have done. Author tour." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Defending Jacob is smart, sophisticated, and suspenseful — capturing both the complexity and stunning fragility of family life."
"Review" by , "Powerful...leaves you gasping breathlessly at each shocking revelation."
"Review" by , "A page-turning, stomach-clenching exploration of family."
"Review" by , "Like John Grisham and Scott Turow, Landay is a lawyer with a solid grasp of how to use courtroom scenes to advance his jigsaw-puzzle story....with a grabby premise and careful plotting, he keeps you turning the pages through the shocking gut-punch of an ending."
"Review" by , "[Landay] reaches a new level of excellence with this riveting, knock-your-socks-off legal thriller. With its masterfully crafted characterizations and dialogue, emotional depth, and frightening implications, the novel rivals the best of Scott Turow and John Grisham. Don't miss it."
"Review" by , "Landay turns out to be creating a clever blend of legal thriller and issue-oriented family implosion...nothing is predictable. All bets are off."
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