Friday, July 12, 2013
Book Club Friday-- Defending Jacob.
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.
My Thoughts: I got a little frustrated reading this book. It first started out almost exactly like Presumed Innocent-- similar characters, plot, etc. So strange. But it eventually became its own book. I did like how the book kept me thinking and questioning. There were some really great twists in this book that were surprising. But I did see the ending coming because it was foreshadowed throughout the book. I wish he hadn't put so many hints in throughout the story so that it wouldn't been a huge surprise. But, that's the author's prerogative. All in all, I thought it was good, not great. If you like legal thrillers, then you'll probably like this one too.