Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (16)

Defending Jacob
by William Landay
Delacorte Press Hardcover
ISBN 9780385344227
432 pages
Release Date: January 31, 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads
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.
Available for Pre-Order 
Why I am waiting....
This contemporary thriller sounds like a page turner that will be hard to put down!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating!


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower! This book sounds like one a friend of mine would love. I'm going to pass it on!

  2. Oh this does sound interesting! I love thrillers!!

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  3. This is a pretty interesting book! I have never heard of it. Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. That does sound like one you can't put down.

  5. This is a new one for me, I hope you get it soon :)

  6. Haven't heard of this one before! thanks!

    stop by my WOW post!? I have a few picks!

  7. This sounds like an intense read! I hope you enjoy it once it releases!

    I’m a new follower :)
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