Buildings are closed. Curbside Pickup is available. Click here for our interim services.

Defending Jacob: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(1)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5 - AR Pts: 18
Description
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "A legal thriller that's comparable to classics such as Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent . . . tragic and shocking."--Associated Press NOW AN EMMY-NOMINATED ORIGINAL STREAMING SERIES * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly * Boston Globe * Kansas City Star 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 their 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 "A novel like this comes along maybe once a decade . . . a tour de force, a full-blooded legal thriller about a murder trial and the way it shatters a family. With its relentless suspense, its mesmerizing prose, and a shocking twist at the end, it's every bit as good as Scott Turow's great Presumed Innocent . But it's also something more: an indelible domestic drama that calls to mind Ordinary People and We Need to Talk About Kevin . A spellbinding and unforgettable literary crime novel." --Joseph Finder " 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 each shocking revelation." --Lisa Gardner "Disturbing, complex, and gripping, Defending Jacob is impossible to put down. William Landay is a stunning talent." --Carla Neggers "Riveting, suspenseful, and emotionally searing." --Linwood Barclay
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780385344227
9780345527592
9781483059945
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5, 18 Points
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID51a85cce-1620-151b-35a9-d1a2338fc088
Grouping Titledefending jacob
Grouping Authorwilliam landay
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-10-25 05:15:48AM
Last Indexed2020-10-25 05:16:13AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_levelUG
accelerated_reader_point_value18
accelerated_reader_reading_level5
authorWilliam Landay
author_displayLanday, William
available_at_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
detailed_location_santafeLa Farge
Main
Online OverDrive Collection
display_descriptionAndy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. 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. 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.
format_category_santafeAudio Books
Books
eBook
format_santafeBook
eAudiobook
eBook
id51a85cce-1620-151b-35a9-d1a2338fc088
isbn9780345527592
9780385344227
9781483059945
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:f92e73b1-319a-4f50-ab0a-5df058d2e1c5-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:6961d833-6e6a-49a7-a4c5-456a402be8c4-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
ils:.b13973812.i18285284MainMystery Landay, W1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*mn
ils:.b13973812.i19560515La FargeMystery Landay, W1falsefalseDue Oct 15, 2020lf
itype_santafeRegular Circ
last_indexed2020-10-25T11:16:13.473Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_santafeMystery Landay, W
owning_library_santafeSanta Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
Oliver La Farge (Curbside Pickup)
primary_isbn9780385344227
publishDate2012
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:f92e73b1-319a-4f50-ab0a-5df058d2e1c5eBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group2012
overdrive:6961d833-6e6a-49a7-a4c5-456a402be8c4eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishBlackstone Publishing2012
ils:.b13973812BookBooks1st ed.EnglishDelacorte Books, c2012.421 p. ; 25 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_santafe
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:f92e73b1-319a-4f50-ab0a-5df058d2e1c5-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:6961d833-6e6a-49a7-a4c5-456a402be8c4-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b13973812.i18285284On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b13973812.i19560515Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetMassachusetts -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Public prosecutors -- Fiction
title_displayDefending Jacob : a novel
title_fullDefending Jacob : a novel / William Landay
Defending Jacob A Novel
title_shortDefending Jacob
title_suba novel
topic_facetFiction
Investigation
Murder
Mystery
Public prosecutors
Suspense
Thriller