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The Resource Defending Jacob

Defending Jacob

Label
Defending Jacob
Title
Defending Jacob
Statement of responsibility
William Landay
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Language
eng
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "A legal thriller that's comparable to classics such as Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent . . . tragic and shocking."—Associated PressSOON TO BE AN ORIGINAL STREAMING SERIES • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • Boston Globe • Kansas City StarAndy 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"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. But it's also something more: an indelible domestic drama that calls to mind Ordinary People and We Need to Talk About Kevin. A spellbinding and unforgettable literary crime novel."—Joseph Finder"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 each shocking revelation."—Lisa Gardner"Disturbing, complex, and gripping, Defending Jacob is impossible to put down. William Landay is a stunning talent."—Carla Neggers"Riveting, suspenseful, and emotionally searing."—Linwood Barclay
Summary
Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next. His fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student
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10022962
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DLC
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Landay, William
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Defending Jacob
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780345527592
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Defending Jacob
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780345527592
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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