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“A legal thriller that’s comparable to classics such as Scott Turow’s. . . Tragic and shocking, is sure to generate buzz.­”—Associated Press Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. 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 a leafy park. And an even greater shock: The accused is Andy’s own son—shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob. Andy believes in Jacob’s innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighbors’ contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andy’s family. It is the ultimate test for any parent: How far would you go to protect your child? It is a test of devotion. A test of how well a parent can know a child. For Andy Barber, a man with an iron will and a dark secret, it is a test of guilt and innocence in . . .

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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 . . .

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Defending JacobBoston, 1963. A city on edge. On street corners, newsboys hawk the shocking headline: KENNEDY IS DEAD. In the city’s underworld, a mob war rages. But what terrifies Bostonians most is the mysterious killer who has already claimed a dozen victims, a murderer whose name is indelibly linked to their city: the Boston Strangler. This is the electrifying backdrop of William Landay’s magnificent new novel, a story of one Irish-­American family, a city under siege, and the long shadow cast by the most infamous killer of his day . . . For the three Daley brothers, sons of a Boston cop, crime is the family business. They are simply on different sides of it. Joe is the eldest, a tough-­talking cop whose gambling habits—fast women, slow horses—drag him down into the city’s gangland. Michael is the middle son; a Harvard-­educated lawyer working for an ambitious attorney general, he finds himself assigned to the embattled Strangler task . . .

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Nothing much happens in Versailles, Maine. Until a body is found in a cabin up by the lake. The dead man turns out to be from the Boston DA's office, a prosecutor who had been investigating a series of gang-­related murders in that city. Ben Truman, Chief of Police, heads down to Boston to follow the few fragile leads he has in the case. Not welcomed by the police there, he knows he really should get the message and disappear back to the sticks. Big city crime is way beyond anything he's ever dealt with before. But still Truman refuses to let it go. With the help of a retired cop who knows all the angles, he becomes embroiled in an investigation which has its roots in a sequence of deaths which began twenty years previously...

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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 . . .

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Before the New York Times bestselling success of Defending Jacob, William Landay wrote this critically acclaimed first novel of crime and suspense—perfect for fans of John Grisham, Scott Turow, and Dennis Lehane.
 
“Landay writes with eloquent intensity.­”— The New York Times Book Review
 
By a shimmering lake in western Maine, a body lies sprawled in a deserted cabin. The dead man was an elite D.­A. from Boston whose beat was the city’s toughest neighborhood: Mission Flats. For local police chief Ben Truman, investigating the murder will mean leaving his quiet home and joining a vengeful manhunt in a world of hard streets and harder bargains. The cops have zeroed in on a suspect, a ruthless predator targeted for prosecution by the murdered D.­A. But Ben distrusts the Boston police—especially when he uncovers a secret history of murder and retribution stretching back twenty years. As past and present collide, as tribal loyalties threaten to lynch an innocent man—or let a guilty . . .

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This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion.

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Después de su extraordinario éxito en Estados Unidos, donde ha ocupado los primeros puestos en todas las listas de bestsellers, llega a nuestro país el thriller legal del momento.­Cuando descubren el cadáver de Ben Rifkin, de tan sólo catorce años, en medio del bosque con tres puñaladas en el pecho, la paradisíaca comunidad de Newton, pierde la inocencia de golpe. El ayudante del fiscal del distrito, Andy Barber, se hace cargo de un caso que se convierte en prioritario. Sin embargo, cuando su hijo Jacob, compañero de clase de Ben, es acusado del crimen, Andy no sólo perderá su trabajo, sino que verá cómo el mundo que tanto esfuerzo le ha costado construir empieza a tambalearse. Apremiado por una creciente ansiedad y convencido de que su hijo ha sido injustamente acusado, Andy buceará en Facebook, interrogará a los compañeros de clase de su hijo, se enfrentará a su esposa Laurie, al infierno de sus orígenes y hará lo imposible para hallar un culpable que permita devolverle la . . .

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Boston, 1963. C’è tensione nell’aria. Agli angoli delle strade i venditori di giornali gridano titoli scioccanti, mentre nel sottobosco criminale della città è in corso una guerra senza esclusione di colpi tra gang. Ma la cosa più terrorizzante pe...

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Entertainment Weekly • The Boston Globe • Kansas City Star
 
“A legal thriller that’s comparable to classics such as Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent . . . Tragic and shocking, Defending Jacob is sure to generate buzz.­”—Associated Press
 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. 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 a leafy park. And an even greater shock: The accused is Andy’s own son—shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob.
Andy believes in Jacob’s innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighbors’ contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andy’s family.
It is the ultimate test for any parent: How far would you go to protect your child? . . .

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Before the New York Times bestselling success of Defending Jacob, William Landay wrote this widely acclaimed second novel of crime and suspense, which was named a Favorite Crime Novel of the Year by the Los Angeles Times and several other newspapers.   Boston, 1963. Meet the charming, brawling Daley brothers. Joe is a cop whose gambling habits have dragged him down into the city’s underworld. Michael is a lawyer, always the smartest man in the room. And Ricky is the youngest son, a prince of thieves whose latest heist may be his last. For the Daleys, crime is the family business—they’re simply on different sides of it. Then a killer, a man who hunts women with brutal efficiency and no sign of stopping, strikes too close to the Daley home. The brothers unite to find the Strangler, a journey that leads to the darkest corners of Boston—and exposes an even deeper mystery that threatens to tear the family apart.   Includes an excerpt of Defending Jacob   NAMED ONE OF THE BEST CRIME . . .

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Defending JacobBoston, 1963. A city on edge. On street corners, newsboys hawk the shocking headline: KENNEDY IS DEAD. In the city’s underworld, a mob war rages. But what terrifies Bostonians most is the mysterious killer who has already claimed a dozen victims, a murderer whose name is indelibly linked to their city: the Boston Strangler. This is the electrifying backdrop of William Landay’s magnificent new novel, a story of one Irish-­American family, a city under siege, and the long shadow cast by the most infamous killer of his day . . . For the three Daley brothers, sons of a Boston cop, crime is the family business. They are simply on different sides of it. Joe is the eldest, a tough-­talking cop whose gambling habits—fast women, slow horses—drag him down into the city’s gangland. Michael is the middle son; a Harvard-­educated lawyer working for an ambitious attorney general, he finds himself assigned to the embattled Strangler task . . .

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Depuis vingt ans, Andrew Barber est procureur adjoint du comté de Massachusetts. Admiré par ses pairs pour sa combativité au tribunal, respecté de la communauté, il est aussi un père de famille heureux, veillant sur sa femme Laurie et leur fils Jacob. Quand un crime atroce secoue la quiétude de sa petite ville, c'est la foudre qui s'abat sur lui : son fils de 14 ans est accusé du meurtre d'un camarade de classe. Andrew ne peut croire à la culpabilité de Jacob et va tout mettre en œuvre pour prouver son innocence. Mais à mesure que les indices à charge s'accumulent et que le procès approche, certaines révélations surgies du passé sèment le doute et menacent de détruire son mariage, sa réputation et sa foi en la justice. Le dos au mur, Andrew devra faire face au pire dilemme de sa vie : choisir entre la loyauté et la vérité pour défendre cet adolescent qu'il connaît si mal. Dans ce roman psychologique au suspense à couper le souffle, William Landay dresse le portrait d'une famille . . .

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Ein intelligenter, packender Psychothriller über die brüchige Fassade der Normalität April 2007, eine Kleinstadt in der Nähe von Boston: Der dreizehnjährige Ben Riffkin wird auf seinem Schulweg erstochen aufgefunden. Ben war ein Mitschüler von Jac...

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Andy Barber has been working as an assistant district attorney in his small Massachusetts county. He has been working in the courtroom for twenty years. The last thing Andy would be faced with is having is fourteen-­year-­old son accused of murder of a fellow student. As the story unravels itself, Andy gets blindsided as to how little he knew about his son. As a father he is torn between loyalty... Purchase the book at Smashwords.­com 4768 (approximate) 2016 by 826writers Nonfiction, Literary criticism, Books & Reading English

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Ein intelligenter, packender Psychothriller über die brüchige Fassade der Normalität April 2007, eine Kleinstadt in der Nähe von Boston: Der dreizehnjährige Ben Riffkin wird auf seinem Schulweg erstochen aufgefunden. Ben war ein Mitschüler von Jacob. Andrew Barber, Jacobs Vater, ist Staatsanwalt, übernimmt das Verfahren und trifft in der Schule auf eine Mauer beredten Schweigens. Auf Facebook sprechen Jacobs Freunde dagegen eine deutliche Sprache. Sie beschuldigen Jacob, und schon bald entwickelt der Fall eine Dynamik, die das Leben der Familie Barber von Grund auf verändert: Ist Jacob ein normaler Junge? Eine Frage, die Andrew Barber auch zu einer Auseinandersetzung mit seiner verdrängten Kindheit führt. Der Albtraum scheint sich gerade aufzulösen, da verschwindet ein Mädchen. Und Jacob war mit ihr befreundet... »Verschwiegen« ist ein intelligenter, packender Psychothriller über die brüchige Fassade von Normalität, die zerfällt, wenn der Zweifel in einer Familie übermächtig wird.

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Andy Barber is al meer dan twintig jaar hulpofficier van justitie en leidt een gelukkig leven met zijn vrouw Laurie en hun zoon Jacob. Maar hun rimpelloze leventje wordt opgeschud door een steekpartij. Tot Andy's verbijstering wordt zijn veertienjarige zoon verdacht van de moord. Andy doet alles om zijn zoon te beschermen, maar wanneer er belastende feiten boven water komen, zijn huwelijk uiteen dreigt te vallen en het proces in een stroomversnelling raakt, staat Andy voor een duivels dilemma...

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UTNÄMND TILL ÅRETS BÄSTA BOK AV ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, THE BOSTON GLOBE OCH KANSAS CITY STAR “Genial . . . Inget går att förutsäga.­”—The New York Times "Hypen kring den här boken är befogad. . . . Den är ovanligt verklig, spännande, fängslande”—The Washington Post Hur väl känner du egentligen ditt eget barn? Andy Barber är en medelålders och respekterad medborgare som lever ett vanligt familjeliv i det lugna förortssamhället Newton utanför Boston. Men när en tonårspojke hittas knivhuggen till döds i en skogsdunge intill skolan slås förortsidyllen sönder. Barber arbetar som biträdande åklagare och är van att handskas med mord och dess efterföljder. Hans fjortonårige son Jacob var skolkamrat med den mördade och Barber är angelägen om att snabbt få gärningsmannen gripen och dömd. Men snart läcker det fram bevis som tycks binda Jacob vid brottet och med ens ställs Andy inför en helt annan utmaning: att hindra att hans son blir dömd för mordet. Hos Andy väcks varenda föräldrainstinkt . . .

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