Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Defending Jacob by William Landay

I won this Advanced Reader Copy from Goodreads. What an outstanding book this is! A gripping tale of mystery and suspense. My emotions were on overdrive all throughout this book! This is a story of a father, whose 14 year old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate. At the time of the murder, Andy Barber was the Assistant DA and was hiding a dark secret from the world ~ his paternal descendents were all violent men. Jacob, the 14 year old son of Andy and his wife Laurie, had been bullied and tormented by the victim, making it plausible for Jacob to be accused of the murder. Evidence started piling up and was very incriminating for Jacob. Once Jacob was indicted for the murder, Andy lost his job as Assistant DA and joined the defense lawyer throughout the trial. There are many interesting twists and turns, making this a very powerful, emotional read. Having a teenage son with some "issues"(although minor ones), this book hit home for me. This is one book you don't want to miss; if you like mysteries and courtroom drama, this is a book you definitely must read!! I am very much looking forward to reading more from this author!

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