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A legal thriller thats comparable to classics such as Scott Turows Presumed Innocent . . . Tragic and shocking, Defending Jacob is sure to generate buzz.Associated Press
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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 Andys 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 Andys own sonshy, awkward, mysterious Jacob.
Andy believes in Jacobs innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighbors contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andys 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
Ingenious . . . Nothing is predictable. All bets are off.The New York Times
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
Gripping, emotional murder saga . . . The shocking ending will have readers pulling up their bedcovers to ward off the haunting chill.People
The hype is justified. . . . Exceptionally serious, suspenseful, engrossing.The Washington Post
Even with unexpected twists and turns, the two narratives interl...
William Landay is the author of Defending Jacob, 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.
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