November 11, 2012

Defending Jacob by William Landay

Assistant DA, Andy Barber is called to a murder scene of a boy who was stabbed on his way to school. It’s a small town – people know each other. Andy is suspended and his teenage son, Jacob, is charged with murder. The family is isolated as the legal process grinds on. During the trial, Andy is faced with seeing the prosecution unfold from the defendant’s perspective and this is one of the strongest elements of this suspenseful book. The trial might find Jacob guilty. The more horrific question is… what if he is guilty?

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