Defending Jacob, Paperback
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If your son was on trial for murder, what would you do? Andy Barber's job is to put killers behind bars. And when a boy from his son Jacob's school is found stabbed to death, Andy is doubly determined to find and prosecute the perpetrator. Until a crucial piece of evidence turns up linking Jacob to the murder. And suddenly Andy and his wife find their son accused of being a cold-blooded killer. In the face of every parent's worst nightmare, they will do anything to defend their child. Because, deep down, they know him better than anyone. Don't they?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781780222189



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What would you do if you were the local DA and your 14yr old only son was accused of the murder of another 14yr old boy? Would you even ask yourself whether he could have done it? or would you automatically assume he was innocent? How would the whole ghastly situation affect you, your wife and your marriage? This book is similar to 'The Good Father' by Noah Hawley - and has echoes of 'We need to talk about Kevin' by Lionel Shriver.

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