Presumed Innocent (Kindle County Legal Thriller #1)
Win a Copy of This Book
Format: Print Book
Giveaway ends in:
Availability: 5 copies available, 1900 people requesting
Giveaway dates: May 14 - May 28, 2017
Countries available: US and CA
HILLARY CLINTON: [on podium, in front of huge crowd] And now, our prosecutor is going to read out a list of indictments against my opponent, Donald Trump. I want you all to say whether you think he's innocent or... GUILTY!
PROSECUTOR: Thank you Hillary. Let's get started. Indictment one: sexual assault. Jill Harth recently accused Donald Trump o ...more
An enjoyable legal thriller that really hits it stride in the courtroom and less so in the bits outside of the courtroom. I thought it was an interesting, and quite novel, idea to set the first pages after the murder has occurred and then fill in the blanks as you go along. A lot of back story was needed to get the reader up to speed and this is when things were a little slow and sometimes less interesting with the political campaign less absorbing but we know what is just around the corner. ...more
At first, the book starts out as brash, crude and offensive at times because of the 'cop talk' banter. It was too explicit for my tastes and I nearly put the book down for good. I am glad I hung in there becaus ...more
Married prosecutor Rusty is accused of murdering his former lover. The first third of the book is what happens prior to the indictment. The last two-thirds is primarily the trial. It’s told in first person by Rusty.
This did not have the typical bad guy killer. I liked the unusual plot and motivations. I saw the movie several years ago and I remembered who did it, which was th ...more
Now after years as an entirely different sort of lawyer, the detective work, le ...more
In this first novel, Turow really demonstrates the full reach and complexity of the human soul under duress. I admire the hell out of Turow for creating this complex story as his first breakthrough novel, and I so wish tha ...more
The story is narrated by Rozat K. Sabich aka Rusty, chief deputy prosecutor of ...more
I always remember whodunit, but here I forgot most of the surrounding facts. Truly some of the best courtroom scenes ever.
This book came out in 1987. At that time (and since) I was keeping track of my reading, however this does not appear on any list I have. But I remembered who-dun-it.
I have been a fan of Scott Turow's writing since 1981 when, just before entering law school, I read his "One L" -- a fantastic book. As a former federal prosecutor ...more
Now what didn't I care for...what killed my interest? I think there were a coupl ...more
If you haven't seen the movie you're very lucky to have one of the best mysteries ever written waiting for you.
What happens when a top lawyer in the office of the prosecuting attorney is charged with murder? Presumed Innocent is about an experienced lawyer being pros ...more
I found this at a used book sale for $1. Remembering that it was brilliant and I wanted to read it again with the murderer in mind, I decided to buy and read it once more and then sell it. I recalled that I had a severe caution on it, but thought I could just scan through the parts that were too spicy.
However, living ...more
For those unfamiliar with it, "Presumed Innocent" is the story of Rusty Sabich, a Deputy Prosecuting Attor ...more
Its 25 years later and attorney Rusty is still with his wife (if you didn’t read the first book I won’t say why I’m saying - really???? – that’s a stretch and as this story continues the stretch gets tighter and tighter.) Rusty just turned 60 with a party and all. And shortly after we read he still can’t keep his p ...more
I found the first quarter of the book very dry and flirted with the idea of scrapping this. But what turned out to be dry and tedious was really an elaborate and methodically woven background for the ensuing story and trial. It developed into one of the classic courtroom dramas, with one of the most deftly developed defense lawyers and story lines.
An prominent assistant prosecutor accused, of k ...more
Sandy Stern, hot shot defense attorney presents a solid case, and Rusty goes from the prosecution side to the defense side.
For me, this was a solid read, just a little slow for a legal thriller than I would've liked. I found m ...more
"Presumed Innocent" is a well-written story and one I found truly fascinating. The best part for me was the trial, but that doesn't happen until the 26th chapter. If you can hold on until then, you're in for a treat; the actual trial made me l ...more
s mistress and another lawyer in the prosecutors office, is pinned on Rusty. His trial is the main focus of the book.
This is well written and has great surprises and an ending I truly did not see coming. I thought I had this one figured out early on but boy I was way off base.
|SHOCKING ENDINGS: can you tell me a book that has a shocking ending?||2||13||May 12, 2017 06:36AM|
|New Adult Book Club: favorite legal thrillers||1||14||Apr 17, 2017 02:47PM|
|Around the Year i...: Presumed Innocent, by Scott Turow||1||14||Aug 15, 2016 01:04PM|
|Did you suspect who the killer was?||17||96||Jan 25, 2015 11:09PM|
|Recommendations for other thrillers with great plot twist/suprise ending||27||161||Jun 11, 2014 05:02PM|
|The Mystery, Crim...: Jan/Feb 2012 Group Read: Presumed Innocent||70||133||Mar 20, 2012 07:25AM|
|Madison Mega-Mara...: Presumed Innocent||1||2||Feb 24, 2012 02:32PM|