Book #5: Defending Jacob (Goal 50)

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Defending Jacob

By: William Landy

One of my coworkers has a list of her top favorite books and this was one of them that was on the list she had sent to me. When I saw it at my local library I figured I would check it out and read it on my way to 50 books. In the end this was a good book. I really enjoyed the way that it was written. When I first started reading the book I thought it was going to be a bit more fast paced then it ended up being. The author really reveals different aspects of the story in a very thought out manner. If you like trying to figure out a crime, this would be a great book for you to read.

Amazon Summary:

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 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?

Love and Peace

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