The sequel to the genre-defining, landmark best seller Presumed Innocent, Innocent continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, 20 years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty's wife.
Rusty is the prime suspect. Reunited with his charismatic lawyer Sandy Stern, he will do anything to convince his beloved son, Nat, of his innocence. But what is he hiding?
In an explosive trial which will expose lies, jealousy, revenge, corruption, and the darker side of human nature, Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto will battle it out to finally discover the real meaning of truth, and of justice.
©2010 Scott Turow (P)2010 Hachette
"Mesmerizing prose and intricate plotting lift Turow's superlative legal thriller, his best novel since his bestselling debut, Presumed Innocent....Once again, Turow displays an uncanny ability for making the passions and contradictions of his main characters accessible and understandable." (Publishers Weekly)
This sequel is disappointing on every level; plot, description, length, and characters. The story and characters are shallow and self-absorbed. I greatly regret the wasted time. The story doesn't get better as it continues hour after boring hour. If you have to listen to this story, get the abridged version. Is there a one-hour version? I've often enjoyed the narrator in other works, however, a story as poor as this makes him look bad.
This was a great listen. It kept my attention through the entire story. I would suggest this story to anyone that wants to be surprised.
I really enjoyed reading "Presumed Innocent" two decades ago and remembering both after the book and the moview....how could these people carry on? Turow shows us not only the characters' current existence but how they got there. Turow takes no short cuts as he shows the full emotions of each major character and more often than not (as was the strongest theme in the first book) things are not as they appear.
Narration was excellent - great summer listen.
this is a particularly entertaining crime novel if you read or watched Presumed Innocent. It's interesting to meet the characters 20 years later. I didn't love the male narrator--at times his narration interfered with my enjoyment, but overall a credit worthy selection.
It has been years since my last Turow read. It didn't take long to remember and appreciate the excellence of this writer and this novel. The character development is so tight and detailed, you find yourself inside the head of the characters. That intimate perspective does not give away the non-stop mystery and suspense as the tale unfolds. I found myself frustrated and thrilled that I could not guess the entire plot and ending. Be prepared to change your priorities once you begin this read. You won't want to stop.
I love being kept on the edge of my seat while listening to a good book, and this really fits the bill. Great narration, story line that keeps you wanting more. Way to write!
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Wonderful yet tragic story of the Savich family 20 years after Rusty's difficult acquital of the murder of Carolyn Polhemus. This novel strikes me as very cerebral; we get the chapters from various viewpoints and the teller's thoughts as the chapters unfold. I do think, though, that Mr Turow could do a better job in developing Rusty's character and helping us understand what drives him. As one example, we know he's one who doesn't show feelings and generally plays the cards he's dealt. Is there something in his background or childhood that we should know to help us understand him as he is today? Conversely, I thought he did an admirable job painting Rusty's son's character. This novel was lengthy but it left me wanting more. I'd highly recommend this work!
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