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Defending Jacob, by William Landay

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

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  • Rebecca

    i loved how the mystery became more of a mystery as it went on

    June 10, 2013

    • Anne S.

      What I liked was how the actual case was not about Jacob

      June 10, 2013

  • Maris

    Loved the book. Nice meeting.

    June 7, 2013

  • Deborah

    Great writing, makes you think about so many different subjects: child rearing, the isolation of "online" life, communication within the family.

    June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great meeting everyone. I had a good time. Hope to come to another meeting soon.

    June 6, 2013

  • Maris

    I'm hoping to come.

    June 5, 2013

  • Lorraine F

    Anne I sent you an e-mail saying I was ill and will not be able to make the meeting tomorrow. Hope someone on the waiting list will be able to take my place

    June 5, 2013

  • Connie

    I've started physical therapy for my back problems. Hopefully I will be better shape next month. It was a great book.

    June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry, i will be out of town

    June 2, 2013

  • dee

    Would luv to attend!

    May 31, 2013

  • Maris

    I think I can get off work after all.

    May 30, 2013

  • Maris

    I Have to work that night. Enjoy meeting. Terrific book.

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just joined this meet-up 3 minutes ago, I wish I could participate on June 6th, but unfortunately I have a conflict, look forward to the next one.

    May 1, 2013

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