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Defending Jacob a Novel

2 Ratings: 5.0
Legal Thriller by William Landay where an assistant district attorney investigates a crime for which his own son will be accused.

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 … see full wiki

2 reviews about Defending Jacob a Novel
review by . February 06, 2012
As the novel begins, the prior district attorney, Andy Barber, is facing the grand jury and we know that something terrible has happened.      Neal Longiudice is questioning Andy about why he accepted the case of Ben Rifkin's killing. Ben was a schoolmate of Andy's fourteen-year-old son, Jacob.      Andy had been a successful assistant district attorney in suburban Massachusetts for years. As the story progresses, things begin to unravel and the comfortable …
review by . February 01, 2012
William Landay knocked my socks off with this thriller that grabbed me from the first page and didn't let go until the last sentence.  The book shows how the judgment of the most professional people can be skewed when they get emotionally involved in their work with a relative.  Andrew Barber is an Assistant District Attorney called upon to open an investigation into the murder of a teen.  Andrew decides to take it on himself and doesn't get swayed by the fact that the victim …
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