The novel that launched Turow's career as one of America's pre-eminent thriller writers tells the story of Rusty Sabicch, chief deputy prosecutor in a large Midwestern city. With three weeks to go in his boss' re-election campaign, a member of Rusty's staff is found murdered; he is charged with... show more
The novel that launched Turow's career as one of America's pre-eminent thriller writers tells the story of Rusty Sabicch, chief deputy prosecutor in a large Midwestern city. With three weeks to go in his boss' re-election campaign, a member of Rusty's staff is found murdered; he is charged with finding the killer, until his boss loses and, incredibly, Rusty finds himself accused of the murder.
Publish date: July 1st 1987
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 431
Edition language: English
Series: Kindle County Legal Thriller (#1)
I ultimately found this book disappointing given the high expectations I started with. Blurbs trumpeted this book as a "literary" novel of the kind "that transcend their genre" and claimed Turow was comparable to Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. Certainly the prose was stronger than what I exp...
Great page turner. Most of the time I had this feeling that something was terribly wrong, but I couldn't figure out what it was. And I didn't figure it out.
Who killed Carolyn Polhemus, the beautiful, opportunistic and successful Deputy prosecuting Attorney whose body was found nude and bound in her fashionable apartment?Scott Turow is a praticisng lawyer (and former assistant US attorney in Chicago) who was a Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing at stanf...
Many people had recommended me to read Scott Turow's books because I love legal thrillers. I was able to finally read this book and now I just wish I had read it earlier than I did. I wish I had read this years ago because after reading recent legal thrillers I feel like this book for me didn't live...
This book has been difficult for me to both read and review. I found the storyline itself to be fascinating, with twists and turns and a shocking ending. Although I enjoyed the storyline, I had a difficult time with the main character, Rusty Sabich. Rusty came across as a woman hater, very crass and...