Defending Jacob by William Landay


Andy Barber, an assistant district attorney for two decades, is respected and admired and 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 the park. And an even greater shock: The accused is Andy’s own son—shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob.  As any parent would, Andy believes in Jacob’s innocence. But as the evidence against Jacob mounts, the murder trial threatens to obliterate Andy’s family. It is the ultimate test for any parent: How far they would go to protect their child.  


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