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,... show more
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.Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy. Jacob insists that he is innocent, and Andy believes him. Andy must. He’s his father. But as damning facts and shocking revelations surface, as a marriage threatens to crumble and the trial intensifies, as the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own—between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he’s tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.Award-winning author William Landay has written the consummate novel of an embattled family in crisis—a suspenseful, character-driven mystery that is also a spellbinding tale of guilt, betrayal, and the terrifying speed at which our lives can spin out of control.
Publish date: January 31st 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
I really enjoyed this thriller. It was well written and very suspenseful. There was depth to this one, the questions it raised will stay with you. Yes, I did see the ending coming and I liked all the foreshadowing - I thought it heightened my feelings of unease and kept me turning the pages. This ...
William Landay show just how much a father loves his son and what he will to do protect him: A teenage boy is found murdered in a park in an affluent part of a Massachusetts suburb. Andy Barber is the district attorney for the area and he also lives there with his wife and his own teenage son. Andy...
I was interested in the story behind Defending Jacob from the moment I read the synopses. As I started reading, I was not disappointed. My interest was engaged all the way through to the end. It had me debating - What would I do if it were my kid? Would I have believed my child possible of such a ho...
I had never heard of this author when I got the book to read. I am always ready to try someone new in the hopes of discovering a new author. I was absolutely mesmerized by this book. Yes the story is a bit dark but that is intentional.I enjoyed the format of the book where actual transcripts are ...
I don't read a lot of legal thrillers, but the one I did decide to read this time didn't disappoint. Defending Jacob is a page-turner with an ending I did not see coming. Lots of discussion points on psychology, parenting, and trust. The narrator's voice and excerpts of a grand jury proceeding set a...