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  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks; MP3 Una edition (Jan. 31 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455113557
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455113552
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 14 x 19 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 45 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,283,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Ingenious . . .  Nothing is predictable. All bets are off.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“A legal thriller that’s comparable to classics such as Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent . . . Tragic and shocking, Defending Jacob is sure to generate buzz.”—Associated Press

“Stunning . . . a novel that comes to you out of the blue and manages to keep you reading feverishly until the whole thing is completed.”—The Huffington Post

“Gripping . . . [Landay] keeps you turning the pages through the shocking gut-punch of an ending.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Gripping, emotional murder saga . . . The shocking ending will have readers pulling up their bedcovers to ward off the haunting chill.”—People

“The hype is justified. . . . Exceptionally serious, suspenseful, engrossing.”—The Washington Post

“Not since Scott Turow has a crime thriller—any thriller, though this too happens to be a literary legal thriller—shaken me by the throat like this. It’s a stunning, shocking, emotionally harrowing ride in which the reader is plunged into a riveting but terrible murder trial and the equally heartbreaking implosion of a loving family.”—Daily Mail

“Even with unexpected twists and turns, the two narratives interlock like the teeth of a zipper, building to a tough and unflinching finale. This novel has major motion picture written all over it.”—The Boston Globe

“[William] Landay does the seemingly impossible by coming up with a new wrinkle in the crowded subgenre of courtroom thrillers. . . . It’s inevitable that he’ll be compared to Scott Turow, but this novel succeeds on its own merits.”—Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

William Landay is the author of The Strangler, a Los Angeles Times Favorite Crime Book of the Year, and Mission Flats, winner of the Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for Best First Crime Novel and a Barry Award nominee. A former district attorney who holds degrees from Yale and Boston College Law School, Landay lives in Boston, where he is at work on his next novel of suspense. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: Hardcover
As a parent, what would you do if your only son suddenly became implicated in the horrible murder of one of his class-mates? This is precisely the question Jacob's parents must answer. In the quiet suburban town of Newton, Massachusetts, Jacob's father, Andy Barber, is a highly respected assistant district attorney. When the body of a 14-year old boy is found stabbed to death in the town's park, Andy is immediately on the case. But the case is going nowhere fast and the police have no suspects and no leads. Then clues and details start pointing towards Jacob as the prime suspect and Andy is taken off the case. How well does Andy really know his own son, and just how far will he go to protect him?

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By Rodge TOP 50 REVIEWER on April 15 2013
Format: Hardcover
This legal thriller signals early on that there are no tidy solutions. You can't say you haven't been warned. Landry is simply brilliant at stringing you out with tension and surprising but completely believable twists along the way. The core theme of a father who may not know his son as well as he thinks he does, refuses to admit doubt, and tries to show unconditional love the only way he knows how makes this novel breathtaking and terrifying. It's obvious this book is about a father who defends his son against a murder charge. The rest you must discover for yourself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jodi on Feb. 11 2013
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Very good story, and not at all predictable.....keeps you guessing until the very end....and even then your surprised. Masterful writing, amazing characters.
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By Jane MacKeen on May 14 2014
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What a great read. Hated to put it down right to the last page. Can't wait to read his next thriller.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Intelligent, heart-stopping, powerful, engaging.

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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By Susie Njiks on Feb. 4 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
This story is plain brilliant, with deep and moving characters, lofty ideas and an insight that gets my full respect.The descriptions are vivid, the setting wide and varied, and William Landlay has a good sense of things and knowledge. The connections made between Jacob and Andy Barber, his father, are well observed. The twists and interconnections in the story also reminds me of Triple Agent Double Cross.The story gripped me all the way to the end, made explosive by the final twist in the story.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
While reading this book I kept thinking of so many families who experience a tragedy exactly like this How many times have I read about a son like this in the same situaton and the words : He was such a nice and quied child. This is a book difficult to put down.
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By Joan on June 8 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
A quick read. Engaging and well written. Very disturbing to explore what makes us into the adults we become. Nature vs nurture on steroids.
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