Defending Jacob

Book Description

Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy. Jacob insists that he is innocent, and Andy believes him. Andy must. He’s his father. But as damning facts and shocking revelations surface, as a marriage threatens to crumble and the trial intensifies, as the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own—between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he’s tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.

Award-winning author William Landay has written the consummate novel of an embattled family in crisis—a suspenseful, character-driven mystery that is also a spellbinding tale of guilt, betrayal, and the terrifying speed at which our lives can spin out of control.

My Review

I can’t say enough good things about this book!  I loved everything about this book and I didn’t want to put it down the entire time I was reading it.  The author does a great job keeping the reader interested and making the characters totally relate able.  I love how the book will go from the dad on testfiying before the grand jury and then telling the story through other parts.  I didn’t expect the ending at all and this for sure a book that I be reading again and I am sure my family and friends will love this book as well.  I loved reading about how each of the family members dealt with the pain and how it affected them.  I am sure going to check out more books by this author.

If you haven’t read this book yet I strongly recommend it anyone.  Here is the link to amazon where you can buy the book.  If you pick it up please come back and let me know what you think of it.

If you have read it what did you think of it?

FTC-I received this book for free in return for my review.  The opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.  I received no other compensation for this review.

Margaret Tidwell

I am a 33-year-old blogger. I write about my life and my struggles with Multiple Sclerosis. I also am a huge bookworm, and I have been doing book reviews for years now. I even blog about adoption, Multiple Sclerosis, and things that go on in my life.

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  1. Thanks for the fabulous review of Bill’s latest novel. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I don’t get a chance to read all my clients’ books, but I did read this one. Wow! I didn’t expect that ending either. I couldn’t read this book fast enough.

    Wishing you the best,

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