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.
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