Defending Jacob book giveaway

Defending Jacob 150William Landay's, 'Defending Jacob' tells the story of a teenage boy who is discovered stabbed to death in the woods adjoining the local high school. The incident sends a wave of shock through the suburban community of Newton, outside of Boston.

Assistant district attorney Andy Barber is used to dealing with murder and its after-effects, but with his own son, Jacob, also a student at the school, he is anxious for a swift arrest and conviction. But as the kids stonewall the police and the investigation stalls, evidence emerges that ties Jacob to the crime - and suddenly Andy faces a very different challenge: preventing his son from being convicted of murder.

Together with his wife, Laurie, the family closes ranks in the midst of an increasingly hostile community as Andy prepares for the trial of his life. This is the one trial he cannot afford to lose, especially when the emergence of his own dark family secrets threaten to undermine Jacob's defence.  And as the drama reaches its climax, Andy and Laurie have to face every parent's toughest questions: how well do you really know your own child, and how far would you go to save them?

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The Author:

William Landay lives in Boston. He is a graduate of Yale University and Boston College Law School and was an assistant district attorney before he became a writer. Find out more about him at or on Facebook at


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