Author : William Landay
Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
Published Year : 2/26/2013
Format : Hardcover - Hardcover, 496 pages
Subject : Fiction, Fiction Subjects
Dimensions : 6.80 (w) x 4.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)
ISBN : 044024613X
ISBN13 : 9780440246138
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Entertainment Weekly â¢ The Boston Globe â¢ Kansas City Star
'A legal thriller thatâs comparable to classics such as Scott Turowâs Presumed Innocent . . . Tragic and shocking, Defending Jacob is sure to generate buzz.'-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 Andyâs 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 Andyâs own son-shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob.
Andy believes in Jacobâs innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighborsâ contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andyâs 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 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
'Yes, this book came out in January. No, we are not done talking about it.'-Entertainment Weekly