Great writing! Fantastic story!
I have heard William Landay compared to Scott Turow and John Grisham. He's even better than that!
When I first came across a review of "Defending Jacob" on another blog I immediately put the book on my To-Be-Read list. I was intrigued. What an honor it was to become part of the "Defending Jacob" book tour. In the interest of complete disclosure, I have to let you know I did not finish the whole book yet. I just got it about a week ago, and I haven't gotten to the last page. What I HAVE read, though, is a story that I am having a hard time putting down. I want to read late into the night and wake up early to find out what happens next.
In "Defending Jacob," District Attorney Andy Barber is working on a case of murder. The victim is a boy who attends the same school Andy's son goes to. Tables turn quickly when evidence starts to appear that might indicate Andy's son has committed the crime.
The writing is a perfect blend of suspense, crime-thriller, and love story. The book focuses not only on the crime, but also on the relationship between each of the characters involved. The characters are wonderfully developed, which you all know is a MUST in a great story for me. I have to be able to get attached to the people in the book, and this one definitely has that quality!
Do you want to know more about this story? Visit William Landay on Facebook and read the first chapter! Warning: You may find an intense need to run, not walk, to your nearest bookstore so you can read more. Be sure to have your running shoes tied well so you don't trip!