Defending Jacob

đź“’Defending Jacob by William Landay

Book Title : Defending Jacob
Author : William Landay
Publisher : Dell Publishing Company
Release Date : 2013
Pages : 476
ISBN : 9780440246138
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Defending Jacob Summary : Assistant district attorney Andy Barber finds his marriage and the rest of his life falling apart as he ties to defend his 14-year-old son, who is accused of murdering a fellow student. Reprint. 600,000 first printing.

đź“’Defending Jacob by William Landay

Book Title : Defending Jacob
Author : William Landay
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Release Date : 2012-01-31
Pages : 432
ISBN : 9780345527592
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Defending Jacob Summary : NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • The Boston Globe • Kansas City Star “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 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. Happy at home with the loves of his life, his wife, Laurie, and teenage son, Jacob. Then Andy’s quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy stabbed to death in a leafy 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 the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighbors’ contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andy’s family. It is the ultimate test for any parent: How far would you go to protect your child? It is a test of devotion. A test of how well a parent can know a 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? Praise for Defending Jacob “Ingenious . . . Nothing is predictable. All bets are off.”—The New York Times “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, 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 “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 “Yes, this book came out in January. No, we are not done talking about it.”—Entertainment Weekly BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from William Landay's Mission Flats and The Strangler and a Defending Jacob discussion guide.

đź“’Defending Jacob by William Landay

Book Title : Defending Jacob
Author : William Landay
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date : 2012-03-15
Pages : 400
ISBN : 9781409115397
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Defending Jacob Summary : If your son was on trial for murder, what would you do? Andy Barber's job is to put killers behind bars. And when a boy from his son Jacob's school is found stabbed to death, Andy is doubly determined to find and prosecute the perpetrator. Until a crucial piece of evidence turns up linking Jacob to the murder. And suddenly Andy and his wife find their son accused of being a cold-blooded killer. In the face of every parent's worst nightmare, they will do anything to defend their child. Because, deep down, they know him better than anyone. Don't they?

đź“’Defending Jacob by William Landay

Book Title : Defending Jacob
Author : William Landay
Publisher : Dell Publishing Company
Release Date : 2013
Pages : 476
ISBN : 9780440246138
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Defending Jacob Summary : Assistant district attorney Andy Barber finds his marriage and the rest of his life falling apart as he ties to defend his 14-year-old son, who is accused of murdering a fellow student. Reprint. 600,000 first printing.

đź“’Mission Flats by William Landay

Book Title : Mission Flats
Author : William Landay
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Release Date : 2003-08-26
Pages : 400
ISBN : 0440334551
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Mission Flats Summary : Before the New York Times bestselling success of Defending Jacob, William Landay wrote this critically acclaimed first novel of crime and suspense—perfect for fans of John Grisham, Scott Turow, and Dennis Lehane. “Landay writes with eloquent intensity.”—The New York Times Book Review By a shimmering lake in western Maine, a body lies sprawled in a deserted cabin. The dead man was an elite D.A. from Boston whose beat was the city’s toughest neighborhood: Mission Flats. For local police chief Ben Truman, investigating the murder will mean leaving his quiet home and joining a vengeful manhunt in a world of hard streets and harder bargains. The cops have zeroed in on a suspect, a ruthless predator targeted for prosecution by the murdered D.A. But Ben distrusts the Boston police—especially when he uncovers a secret history of murder and retribution stretching back twenty years. As past and present collide, as tribal loyalties threaten to lynch an innocent man—or let a guilty one go free—one thing remains certain: The most powerful revelations are yet to come. Includes an excerpt of Defending Jacob “A crackling debut that answers the question: Who will be the next Grisham?”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “An inventive, gripping suspense debut . . . Landay deals out pertinent details with the finesse of a poker player. . . . A rich, harrowing and delightful read.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “[Landay’s] tale is reminiscent of his fellow Beantown writer Dennis Lehane, which is a true compliment.”—Rocky Mountain News “Waiting for a new Landay novel is like waiting for a guy from Cremona to build a violin: anxious but worth it.”—Lee Child Winner of the CWA John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for Best First Crime Novel

đź“’The Strangler by William Landay

Book Title : The Strangler
Author : William Landay
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Release Date : 2007-01-30
Pages : 416
ISBN : 0440336627
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Strangler Summary : Before the New York Times bestselling success of Defending Jacob, William Landay wrote this widely acclaimed second novel of crime and suspense, which was named a Favorite Crime Novel of the Year by the Los Angeles Times and several other newspapers. Boston, 1963. Meet the charming, brawling Daley brothers. Joe is a cop whose gambling habits have dragged him down into the city’s underworld. Michael is a lawyer, always the smartest man in the room. And Ricky is the youngest son, a prince of thieves whose latest heist may be his last. For the Daleys, crime is the family business—they’re simply on different sides of it. Then a killer, a man who hunts women with brutal efficiency and no sign of stopping, strikes too close to the Daley home. The brothers unite to find the Strangler, a journey that leads to the darkest corners of Boston—and exposes an even deeper mystery that threatens to tear the family apart. Includes an excerpt of Defending Jacob NAMED ONE OF THE BEST CRIME NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY Los Angeles Times • The Guardian • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Kansas City Star “Reminiscent of Dennis Lehane’s Mystic River, the novel takes us into a dark world where goodness is smothered and villainy thrives. . . . I was completely riveted.”—The Boston Globe “A dense and satisfying novel of crime and retribution . . . [Landay has] been touted as the natural successor to George V. Higgins.”—The Independent “A gripping, atmospheric saga.”—The Wall Street Journal “An impressive and satisfying performance.”—The Washington Post “Smart and surprising.”—Esquire

Book Title : We Should Hang Out Sometime
Author : Josh Sundquist
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date : 2014-12-23
Pages : 336
ISBN : 9780316251013
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

We Should Hang Out Sometime Summary : When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention that I had never had a girlfriend. At the time, I was actually under the impression that I was in a relationship, so this bit of news came as something of a shock. Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down each of the girls he had tried to date since middle school and asked them straight up: What went wrong? The results of Josh's semiscientific investigation are in your hands. From a disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), and a misguided "grand gesture" at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love--or at least a girlfriend--in all the wrong places. Poignant, relatable, and totally hilarious, this memoir is for anyone who has ever wondered, "Is there something wrong with me?" (Spoiler Alert: the answer is no.)

Book Title : Conversations on Defending Jacob
Author : William Landay
Publisher :
Release Date : 2015
Pages : 66
ISBN : 1523999500
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Conversations on Defending Jacob Summary :

Book Title : Trivia On Books Defending Jacob by William Landay
Author : Trivion Books
Publisher :
Release Date : 2016-07-15
Pages : 112
ISBN : 1681013452
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Trivia On Books Defending Jacob by William Landay Summary : Trivia-On-Books Defending Jacob by William Landay Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Andy Barber has been working as an assistant district attorney in his small Massachusetts county. He has been working in the courtroom for twenty years. The last thing Andy would be faced with is having is fourteen-year-old son accused of murder of a fellow student. As the story unravels itself, Andy gets blindsided as to how little he knew about his son. As a father he is torn between loyalty and justice. Is it really the truth or is the more to the story? You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Defending Jacob by William Landay that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: - 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author - Insightful commentary to answer every question - Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group - Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

đź“’Before My Eyes by Caroline Bock

Book Title : Before My Eyes
Author : Caroline Bock
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date : 2014-02-11
Pages : 304
ISBN : 9781250035677
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Before My Eyes Summary : In Caroline Bock's Before My Eyes, Claire has spent the last few months taking care of her six-year-old sister, Izzy, as their mother lies in a hospital bed. Claire believes she has everything under control until she meets a guy online who appears to be a kindred spirit. Claire is initially flattered by the attention but when she meets Max, the shy state senator's son, her feelings become complicated. Working alongside Max at a beachfront food stand is Barkley. Lonely and obsessive, Barkley has been hearing a voice in his head. Narrated in turns by Claire, Max, and Barkley, Before My Eyes captures a moment when possibilities should be opening up, but instead everything teeters on the brink of destruction.