Defending Jacob: A Novel
- Publish Date: 2013-09-03
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: William Landay
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Entertainment Weekly â¢ The Boston Globe â¢ Kansas City Star
âA legal thriller thatâs comparable to classics such as Scott Turowâs Presumed Innocent . . . Tragic and shocking, Defending Jacob is sure to generate buzz.ââAssociated 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 Andyâs 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 Andyâs own sonâshy, awkward, mysterious Jacob.
Andy believes in Jacobâs innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighborsâ contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andyâs 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
âIngenious . . . Nothing is predictable. All bets are off.ââThe New York Times
âStunning . . . a novel that comes to you out of the blue and manages to keep you reading feverishly until the whole thing is completed.ââThe Huffington Post
âGripping, emotional murder saga . . . The shocking ending will have readers pulling up their bedcovers to ward off the haunting chill.ââPeople
âThe hype is justified. . . . Exceptionally serious, suspenseful, engrossing.ââThe Washington Post
âEven 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.ââThe Boston Globe
âYes, this book came out in January. No, we are not done talking about it.ââEntertainment Weekly