Monday, May 5, 2014

Good Reads

This month's selection, Defending Jacob (William Landay), comes from Fay: 
"It's a terrific, psychological courtroom drama. A fascinating read!"

Andy Barber has been a respected and admired assistant district attorney in the courtroom for two decades. Happy at home with the loves of his life (his wife, Laurie, and their teenage son, Jacob), Andy’s quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy is stabbed to death in a nearby 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 as the pressure mounts and damning evidence comes to light, doubt begins to set in. A marriage begins to falter. The neighbors’ contempt sets in. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andy’s family looms.

 It is the ultimate test for any parent: how far would you go to protect your 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?

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