Defending Jacob : a novel / William Landay.
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- ISBN: 0345527593 (ebook)
- ISBN: 9780345527592 (ebook)
- ISBN: 0385344228 (acid-free paper)
- ISBN: 9780385344227 (acid-free paper)
- ISBN: 9780385344227
- ISBN: 0385344228
- ISBN: 9780345527592
- ISBN: 0345527593
- ISBN: 9781409115380
- ISBN: 1409115380
- Physical Description: 421 pages ; 25 cm
- Publisher: New York : Delacorte Books, ©2012.
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Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. When a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. As the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own -- between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he's tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.
Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy. Jacob insists that he is innocent, and Andy believes him. Andy must. He is his father. But as damning facts and shocking revelations surface, as a marriage threatens to crumble and the trial intensifies, as the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own, between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he has tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.
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Barry Award nominee for Best Mystery, 2013.
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Defending Jacob : A Novel
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Defending Jacob : A Novel
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "A legal thriller that's comparable to classics such as Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent . . . tragic and shocking."--Associated Press NOW AN EMMY-NOMINATED ORIGINAL STREAMING SERIES * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly * Boston Globe * Kansas City Star 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? Praise for Defending Jacob "A novel like this comes along maybe once a decade . . . a tour de force, a full-blooded legal thriller about a murder trial and the way it shatters a family. With its relentless suspense, its mesmerizing prose, and a shocking twist at the end, it's every bit as good as Scott Turow's great Presumed Innocent . But it's also something more: an indelible domestic drama that calls to mind Ordinary People and We Need to Talk About Kevin . A spellbinding and unforgettable literary crime novel." --Joseph Finder " Defending Jacob is smart, sophisticated, and suspenseful--capturing both the complexity and stunning fragility of family life." --Lee Child "Powerful . . . leaves you gasping breathlessly at each shocking revelation." --Lisa Gardner "Disturbing, complex, and gripping, Defending Jacob is impossible to put down. William Landay is a stunning talent." --Carla Neggers "Riveting, suspenseful, and emotionally searing." --Linwood Barclay