Throughly enjoyed the story and the narrator. It is a very innovative storyline and the legal wrangling going on through gives the story extra heft. Hard to stop listening-which is the highest compliment.
William Landay foreshadows like a hooker in Jersey eyeshadows, often, heavily, and over the top with glitter to make sure you notice it. The only thing I can claim to be surprised by in this book is that it took him so long to get around to blurting out what the reader already knew ages ago.
Great narration, stellar writing. This is what good fiction is all about. I hope to read more of Mr. Landay's work.
Heartbreaking, Maddening, Mysterious
Jacob was well played as a typical teenager that views himself as others view him but the parents are oblivious. Jacob is not overwritten or sugar coated....a precocious, devious, only child, product of helicopter parents.
My point on Jacob's character is validated in the scene that Jacob's father reads Jacob's Ipad to discover the secret deviant character and tendencies of his son.
I did not cry, but it hurt my heart to examine how parents try so hard to make things right and invest so much effort, to the point of failing their own character, in the name of love.
Very much enjoyed this book! I liked Both the twists and turns as well as the courtroom drama. Good work!
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.