Defending Jacob Paperback – Mar 1 2012
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Advance praise for "Defending Jacob" "William Landay makes bold use of his genuine storytelling gift, his amazing ability to craft believable dialogue, and, above all, his extraordinary understanding of what it means to be a husband and father to present us with an unforgettable tale of an ordinary marriage and family in crisis. On the surface this novel reads like a first-rate thriller, but at its heart it's a love story. It's the story of a man who adores his wife and child, but more than that, it's a novel that describes the fine edge between love and madness, and the lies we sometimes tell ourselves. Landay has proven himself to be an extraordinary writer, and "Defending Jacob" is an amazing novel. Do yourself a favor and read it. It's that good."--Nicholas Sparks ""Defending Jacob" is smart, sophisticated, and suspenseful--capturing both the complexity and stunning fragility of family life."--Lee Child "Powerful . . . leaves you gasping breathlessly at e
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William Landay was an assistant district attorney before he turned to writing. He lives in Boston.See all Product Description
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So is your son a murderer or just a bit different?
The world has condemned him already.
What do you do? Nature or nurture - what shapes our ends?
This book takes you through the travels and travails of a scared family. If you love legal stories, enjoy detecting, beg for stories that are basically enthrall ing conversations, then this is THE book for you. Enjoy!
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Not as fast paced as expected but still excellent. very thought provokingPublished 2 months ago by Nicolas Courchesne
Very good book and it's nicely wrapped, fast shipping. Excellent purchase!!!!Published 13 months ago by Feraidun Haroon
What a great read. Hated to put it down right to the last page. Can't wait to read his next thriller.Published 21 months ago by Jane MacKeen
It is one of those times where I am completely shocked by a novel's reviews and success. This book was a contrived and reductive mess. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2014 by Jeffrey Swystun
Recommended by someone for my husband to read. He hated it immediately and just gave it away to someone he thought would enjoy it.Published on Aug. 31 2013 by Jo Ann Lang
I started this thinking I would read a few chapters a day and then found myself barreling through it. It's the type of book which sneaks up on you. Read morePublished on June 11 2013 by Burchy