Defending Jacob

Defending Jacob

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By (author) William Landay

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  • Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 34mm | 558g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1409115380
  • ISBN 13: 9781409115380
  • Edition statement: Trade Paperback.
  • Sales rank: 57,790

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When a teenaged boy is discovered stabbed to death in the woods adjoining the local high school, a wave of shock ripples through the suburban community of Newton, outside of Boston. Assistant district attorney Andy Barber is used to dealing with murder and its after-efffects, but with his own son, Jacob, also a student at the school, he too is anxious for a swift arrest and conviction. But as the kids appear to be stonewalling the cops and the investigation stalls, evidence emerges that ties Jacob to the crime - and suddenly Andy faces a very different challenge: preventing his son from being convicted of murder. Together with his wife, Laurie, the family closes ranks in the midst of an increasingly hostile community as Andy prepares for the trial of his life, the one trial he cannot afford to lose. Especially when the emergence of his own dark family secrets threatens to undermine Jacob's defence. And as the drama reaches its climax, Andy and Laurie have to face every parent's toughest questions: how well do you really know your own child, and how far would you go to save them?

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William Landay was an assistant district attorney before he turned to writing. He lives in Boston.

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Advance praise for "Defending Jacob" "William Landay makes bold use of his genuine storytelling gift, his amazing ability to craft believable dialogue, and, above all, his extraordinary understanding of what it means to be a husband and father to present us with an unforgettable tale of an ordinary marriage and family in crisis. On the surface this novel reads like a first-rate thriller, but at its heart it's a love story. It's the story of a man who adores his wife and child, but more than that, it's a novel that describes the fine edge between love and madness, and the lies we sometimes tell ourselves. Landay has proven himself to be an extraordinary writer, and "Defending Jacob" is an amazing novel. Do yourself a favor and read it. It's that good."--Nicholas Sparks ""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 e

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Andy Barber's job is to put killers behind bars.And when a boy from his son Jacob's school is found stabbed to death, Andy is doubly determined to find and prosecute the perpetrator. Until a crucial piece of evidence turns up linking Jacob to the murder.And suddenly Andy and his wife Laurie find their son accused of being a cold-blooded killer. In the face of every parent's worst nightmare, they will do anything to defend their child.Because, deep down, they know him better than anyone. Don't they? 'I thought Presumed Innocent packed a punch at the end.It was a slap compared to this' LINWOOD BARCLAY 'An unforgettable tale of an ordinary marriage and family in crisis... Landay has proven himself to be an extraordinary writer and Defending Jacob is an amazing novel' NICHOLAS SPARKS "Defending Jacob is smart, sophisticated, and suspenseful-capturing both the complexity and stunning fragility of family life" LEE CHILD "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" JOSEPH FINDER