Presumed Innocent

Presumed Innocent

Book - 1987 | First edition
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Now available in trade paperback, "Presumed Innocent" brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of crimes. Prosecutor Rusty Sabich is transformed from accuser to accused when he is handed an explosive case--that of the brutal murder of a woman who happens to be his former lover.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, c1987
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780446676441
9781478948452
9780374237134
0374237131
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 431 pages ; 24 cm

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Prosecuting attorney Rusty Sabich is in the unenviable position of investigating the brutal murder of his colleague and former lover, when he becomes the accused. This classic of the legal thriller genre paved the way for writers like John Grisham.

Prosecuting attorney Rusty Sabich is in the unenviable position of investigating the brutal murder of his colleague and former lover, when he becomes the accused. This classic of the legal thriller genre paved the way for writers like John Grisham.

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow helped shaped the legal thriller genre by paving the way for writers like John Grisham. A classic work.

Prosecuting attorney Rusty Sabich is in the unenviable position of investigating the brutal murder of his colleague and former lover, Carolyn Polhemus. Working to discover the murderer, he is also covering up anything which points to their relationship. Then he becomes the accused.


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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 28, 2018

A murder mystery involving an attorney who's convicted of murdering a co-worker after it's been found out that he's had an affair with her. Quite like the Lincoln Lawyer. I liked this book because the author recognized that all his readers might not understand all the terminology, so he provided definitions. What made the thriller enjoyable was that it had a plot twist when it revealed the real killer.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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alicat1
Feb 28, 2017

This page-turner will keep you guessing until the end!

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maipenrai
Dec 17, 2016

(The first book in the Kindle County series)

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pwhite98270
Aug 31, 2016

This is a great novel about our judicial system warts and all. It is what each and every person accused of a crime is placed in the maze to be lost to then be freed or imprisoned in the end. Justice may have nothing to do with the outcome.

Fast read. Nice plot twist and strong character development.

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pablo
Nov 13, 2013

An early book by one of my favourite authors, Scott Turow. A terrific courtroom drama with many twists until the end.
Great characterisations and storytelling.
The "sequel", Innocent, followed many years later with most of the same characters. I thought it was even a better mystery than the first.
Most of his books are worth reading since they elevate the courtroom genre to a whole new level. One exception: The Laws of Our Fathers; much too long and too much backstory. The trial is only a small part of the story but the best part.

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sharon711
Feb 04, 2011

Beautifully written court room drama, full of male human emotion. Yes, it seems they do have some. Highly recommended. Then follow a little later by the sequel, "Innocent." Not too original but equally well written from the male perspective. Both well worth reading.

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