This book was excellent and definitely exceeded my expectations with its style and twists and turns!!! Great storyline and fantastic narration! Loved it!
Very classic Grisham-like tale that keeps you listening beyond your typical window of commuting or otherwise. Tackles family, legal systems, police investigations and the mind set during each phase. Well done.
I enjoyed and would recommend this book. William Landay makes it easy to see how one could end up in a situation similar to Jacob's parents, and he makes you wonder what you would do in their shoes. Landay makes each character and his/her actions understandable. And the narrator is very good at capturing the inflections of each character.
One plot twist is perhaps a little contrived (thus the three stars for the story), but I still found the characters believable and the book interesting and enjoyable.
Yes I would recommend this book. It's a good courtroom drama, and the end is crazy!
The DA, he was really trying to keep it together above all else.
Keep reading and see if you can figure out the twist at the end!
So good!!!!!! Very suspenseful and a great story. I think anyone would enjoy this book. Captivating and can't put it down.
Expectations were exceeded. The only issue I had was the first part of the book was extremely descriptive which I understand but I found distracting. The extra details didn't really add to the story line for me. Some are necessary of course but not the amount that was included. It evened out by the end of the novel.
It might be a Grisham, but a bit more personal in effect.
Well done. A story to make a parent think!
I am a working mom and wife and don't have much time to read books, so listening to them in the car is my new hobby!
I just finished this book and am still in shock with the ending. This book sums up a parent's worst nightmare in every aspect. The characters are not warm and fuzzy and none of them are really easy to like, which was probably very intentional. I did not find myself relating to anyone, although I did try. Several times while listening, I found myself annoyed with the wrong people...the parents. But, if I was in the situation, what would I do? I just don't know.
The ending...so much trauma and pain in a family.
None of the scenes are my favorite, all are equally memorable.
What would you do?
Lover of books, art & family but not in that order.
Gripping, Twists, Surprise
Jacob's mother. I don't want to say why because it will give away some of the surprise.
I felt like I was sitting & talking to Jacob's father. Felt as if I was seeing the investigation & trial actually going on.
The family goes on vacation & then....
I could not stop listening to this book. Landay gives just enough twists to keep it interesting. I only wish he would have developed some of Jacob's classmates more.