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message 1: by Nicolette (last edited Dec 26, 2012 05:04AM) (new)

Nicolette (cocopuff09120) Nominate your January picks

Defending Jacob
One Breath Away

message 2: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 1511 comments In keeping with the Mystery genre for January I nominate one of the runners up in the GoodReads Choice Awards:

Defending Jacob Defending Jacob by William Landay

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.

message 3: by Ciska (new)

Ciska (ciska_vander_lans) I voted for Defending Jacob would love to read it...

message 4: by Savanes, Moderator (new)

Savanes | 2017 comments Mod
Do we have to nominate only mysteries?

message 5: by Nicolette (new)

Nicolette (cocopuff09120) Nope! And they don't have to be nominated books either. It can be anything that you'd like to read! :)

message 6: by Nicolette (new)

Nicolette (cocopuff09120) My brain needs a rest lately so I'm going to throw a young adult book into the mix for nominations! I need to read my copy of Delirium soon!

message 7: by Savanes, Moderator (new)

Savanes | 2017 comments Mod
I would love to read One Breath Away

message 8: by Marie (new)

Marie Freeze Since I have read Defending Jacob, I'll vote for One Breath Away.

message 9: by Nicolette (new)

Nicolette (cocopuff09120) Great Marie! the poll is on our front page.

message 10: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 1511 comments Hi everyone; Nicolette posted a poll link Please go there to vote :-)

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