Defending Jacob

Defending Jacob

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly a€c The Boston Globe a€c Kansas City Star a€œA legal thriller thata€™s comparable to classics such as Scott Turowa€™s Presumed Innocent . . . Tragic and shocking, Defending Jacob is sure to generate buzz.a€a€”Associated Press 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 teenage son, Jacob. Then Andya€™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 Andya€™s own sona€”shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob. Andy believes in Jacoba€™s innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighborsa€™ contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andya€™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? Praise for Defending Jacob a€œIngenious . . . Nothing is predictable. All bets are off.a€a€”The New York Times a€œStunning . . . a novel that comes to you out of the blue and manages to keep you reading feverishly until the whole thing is completed.a€a€”The Huffington Post a€œGripping, emotional murder saga . . . The shocking ending will have readers pulling up their bedcovers to ward off the haunting chill.a€a€”People a€œThe hype is justified. . . . Exceptionally serious, suspenseful, engrossing.a€a€”The Washington Post a€œEven 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.a€a€”The Boston Globe a€œYes, this book came out in January. No, we are not done talking about it.a€a€”Entertainment Weekly BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from William Landay's Mission Flats and The Strangler and a Defending Jacob discussion guide.]acoba#39;s room was cluttered with huge oafish sneakers, a MacBook covered with stickers, an iPod, schoolbooks, paperback novels, shoe boxes filled with old baseball cards and comic books. In a corner, an Xbox was hooked up to an old TV.

Title:Defending Jacob
Author:William Landay
Publisher:Delacorte Press - 2012-01-31


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