Reader Review: The book starts a little slow, however it keeps you from putting it aside. The story shows how people can change when the circumstances have changed. In this book the defendant looks guilty from the start, however his father who put away many guilty criminals before is having trouble believing the truth in the case of his son accused of murder. Eventually their family history gives a whole new dimension to genetic inheritance.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Entertainment Weekly • The Boston Globe • Kansas City Star
“A legal thriller that’s comparable to classics such as Scott Turow’s 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 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
“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
BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from William Landay's Mission Flats and The Strangler.
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Title: Defending Jacob April 5, 2012 The book starts a little slow, however it keeps you from putting it aside. The story shows how people can change when the circumstances have changed.
Average Customer Review:
Number of Comments: 2 Rating(s) 2 Review(s)
Reviewer: A reader from DEN HOORN, NLD
In this book the defendant looks guilty from the start, however his father who put away many guilty criminals before is having trouble believing the truth in the case of his son accused of murder.
Eventually their family history gives a whole new dimension to genetic inheritance.
April 5, 2012
The book starts a little slow, however it keeps you from putting it aside. The story shows how people can change when the circumstances have changed.
February 18, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from LAS VEGAS, NV USA
The book is about an Assistant District Attorney who has spent the last 20 years putting violent criminals in prison finding himself put in the position of defending the most important person in his life, his son Jacob. One of Jacob's classmates has been murdered and some of the key evidence points to Jacob who has a few issues.
The cool thing about this book is that no matter what anyone tries to say or what evidence they try to point out, Andy absolutely believes in his son. He never allows himself to believe that Jacob is anything but innocent. That's one cool dad.
The book also shows how your position in society can change so much once the finger of suspicion is pointed in your direction. These people went from leaders of their community to the people who raised the murderer. Their past gets put under a microscope and they don't always like what they see.
I don't like spoilers, so I will just say that the ending is a total surprise and that you won't be disappointed.
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