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    DescriptionNAMED 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 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" " " "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"


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    Title
    Defending Jacob
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Landay
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 435
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345533661
    ISBN 10: 0345533666
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T Approval Code: P26303000
    B&T General Subject: 550
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FP
    Libri: I-FP
    DC22: 813/.6
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: D4
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
    BIC subject category V2: FHP
    BISAC V2.8: FIC034000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC030000, FIC031030
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.1.3.0.0
    LC classification: PS3612.A5477 D44 2013B
    Publisher
    Bantam
    Imprint name
    Bantam
    Publication date
    03 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    William Landay is the author of "The Strangler, "a" Los Angeles Times" Favorite Crime Book of the Year, and "Mission Flats, "winner of the Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for Best First Crime Novel and a Barry Award nominee. A former district attorney who holds degrees from Yale and Boston College Law School, Landay lives in Boston, where he is at work on his next novel of suspense.
    Review quote
    "Ingenious . . . Nothing is predictable. All bets are off."--Janet Maslin, "The New York Times " "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 "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 . . . [Landay] keeps you turning the pages through the shocking gut-punch of an ending."--"Entertainment Weekly " "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 " "Not since Scott Turow has a crime thriller--any thriller, though this too happens to be a literary legal thriller--shaken me by the throat like this. It's a stunning, shocking, emotionally harrowing ride in which the reader is plunged into a riveting but terrible murder trial and the equally heartbreaking implosion of a loving family."--"Daily Mail " "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 " "[William] Landay does the seemingly impossible by coming up with a new wrinkle in the crowded subgenre of courtroom thrillers. . . . It's inevitable that he'll be compared to Scott Turow, but this novel succeeds on its own merits."--"Kirkus Reviews"