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Hailed As The Most Suspenseful And Compelling Novel In Decades Presumed Innocent Brings To Life Our Worst Nightmare That Of An Ordinary Citizen Facing Conviction For The Most Terrible Of All Crimes It S The Stunning Portrayal Of One Man S All Too Human, All Consuming Fatal Attraction For A Passionate Woman Who Is Not His Wife, And The Story Of How His Obsession Puts Everything He Loves And Values On Trial Including His Own Life It S A Book That Lays Bare A Shocking World Of Betrayal And Murder, As Well As The Hidden Depths Of The Human Heart And It Will Hold You And Haunt Youlong After You Have Reached Its Shattering Conclusion Back Cover


10 thoughts on “Presumed Innocent

  1. says:

    This is one of the best books that I have read recently It is a great legal thriller cum murder mystery No wonder the book finds mention in both the top 100 mystery crime novel lists published by the Britain based Crime Writers Association and by the Mystery Writers of America Both the lists were published in the nineties and feature some of the finest specimens of crime writing The lists can be found here LinkThe story is narrated by Rozat K Sabich aka Rusty, chief deputy prosecutor of Kindle county who is also the protagonist The story begins with the murder of Carolyn, another prosecuting attorney, with whom Rusty had an affair and never got over his obsession of her Rusty gets the responsibility of investigating the crime but himself ends up getting accused of the murder and faces trial.The book features some really great court room scenes, complex characters and portrays so many human emotions and frailties Illicit passion, betrayal, corruption, dirty politics, jealousy, friendship, paternal feelings, family bonds everything finds a place in the story The author has also explained quite a few legal technicalities which makes it easier for the reader to understand some of the complexities of the trial The mystery is excellent and the very few would be able to guess the identity of the culprit.Rusty, accustomed to putting criminals behind bars, is now the accused and feels how is it to be on the other side He talks about his obsession with Carolyn, his childhood, his strained relationship with his wife, his fear of missing out his son s childhood if he is sent to prison Some of his ramblings is actually a bit boring and do not fit in the story.The author s use of the English language is impressive but somehow I felt at times it was not compatible with the character or the story e.g a person, who is a prosecutor not a poet, facing a murder charge is unlikely to use phrases like doors and windows of my soul are thrown open to a fundamental gratitude It is my only criticism of the novel.The book is not just a thriller but Scott Turow s attempt to explore the intricacies of the human mind and he has done a commendable job I would recommend the book to lovers of legal thrillers, murder mysteries, psychological thrillers if he she does not mind the ramblings of the protagonist.


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    I had this weird dream last night I was at the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and here, let me give you my reconstructionHILLARY CLINTON on podium, in front of huge crowd And now, our prosecutor is going to read out a list of indictments against my opponent, Donald Trump I want you all to say whether you think he s innocent or GUILTY PROSECUTOR Thank you Hillary Let s get started Indictment one sexual assault Jill Harth recently accused Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in 1997 Do you think he s innocent or guilty MAN IN CROWD Some parts of her story ring true, but she s changed it a lot of times.WOMAN IN CROWD Yeah, it s hard to know what s going on.SECOND MAN IN CROWD And it s all hearsay.PROSECUTOR So, what do we think CROWD Presumed innocent PROSECUTOR I can t hear you.CROWD PRESUMED INNOCENT PROSECUTOR Thank you, that s a great answer And now, indictment two rape Katie Johnson, in another recent deposition, claimed that she was subject to extreme sexual and physical abuse by Donald J Trump and Jeffrey E Epstein, including forcible rape during a four month time span, when she was still only a minor of age 13 What do we think Innocent or guilty MAN IN CROWD This is hearsay too WOMAN IN CROWD But she does have a witness, Tiffany Doe.SECOND MAN IN CROWD It could be politically motivated though Hard to tell All the same, she should have her day in court.PROSECUTOR So, what do we think CROWD Presumed innocent PROSECUTOR I can t hear you.CROWD PRESUMED INNOCENT PROSECUTOR You re all such terrific guys So, indictment three fraud and racketeering Donald Trump s Trump University is the subject of several lawsuits, including two class action suits filed in California and one filed in New York by then attorney general Eric Schneiderman The many petitioners claim that they were swindled out of sums of up to 60,000 dollars in exchange for courses that were essentially worthless What do we think Innocent or guilty MAN IN CROWD You gotta admit there s a lot of evidence.WOMAN IN CROWD I read the playbook when the judge ruled that it could be released Disgusting.SECOND MAN IN CROWD But let s not get ahead of ourselves I need to hear the other side before I make up my mind And hey, caveat emptor.PROSECUTOR So, what do we want CROWD Due process PROSECUTOR I can t hear you.CROWD DUE PROCESS PROSECUTOR I still can t hear you.CROWD DUE PROCESS A chant starts up One, two, three, fourWe must all respect the law Six, seven, eight, nineStay the right side of the line HILLARY CLINTON Thank you, thank you, thank you See, that s the America I m fighting for A country where the rule of law is paramount, where due process is respected, and where everyone is presumed innocent until they re proven guilty Even Donald Trump.


  3. says:

    E libro es fant stico, con un final maravillosamente hilado y para mi totalmente inesperado Y qu decir de la pel cula con Harrison Ford


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    7 10An enjoyable legal thriller that really hits it stride in the courtroom and less so in the bits outside of the courtroom I thought it was an interesting, and quite novel, idea to set the first pages after the murder has occurred and then fill in the blanks as you go along A lot of back story was needed to get the reader up to speed and this is when things were a little slow and sometimes less interesting with the political campaign less absorbing but we know what is just around the corner.When the story gets into the courtroom the book was hard to put down The dialogue flowed with ease and there were many times when you were keen to just read that next chapter to find out what was going to happen instead of going to sleep Whilst the solution to the murder and side plots weren t all that great in the end it had some of the best courtroom interrogations I ve read in a long time If only the whole story was as tight as those scenes this would have been much higher rated overall Worth a read if this is a genre you re interested in.If you enjoy this try The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly


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    First of all, I was than surprised to find out that Turow came before Grisham This book was published in 1987 while Grisham s first novel, A Time to Kill came out a year later, and actually encouraged Grisham to embark on a writing career Presumed Innocent is a well crafted blend of mystery and legal thriller The plot has many twists and turns and the reader is empathizing with Rusty Sabich all the way It has great court room scenes, sharp dialogue, and good character development, filled with all the saucy human emotions and foibles that fiction readers savor forbidden passion, betrayal, corruption, nasty local politics, and bitter jealousy.Despite continuing on in his writing, this debut novel probably remains as Turow s best.


  6. says:

    I met Scott Turow when he came to visit my college to promote Presumed Innocent , which I thought was a great book at the time I haven t read it in almost 20 years Christ, has it been that long since I was in college , but I remember some of the details in his writing that made him stand out from all the other best selling thriller writers out there, most notably John Grisham Both of them were inevitably compared to each other because of their courtroom settings and knowledge of the legal profession, but Turow was generally trying to do something different than Grisham It s Turow s details his naturalistic dialogue, his attempts to flesh out minor characters, his reflections into the darkness of the human condition that I appreciated from a writer s perspective and that I probably recall better than the actual plot, which was, if I recall correctly, a seemingly run of the mill whodunnit.


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    Book 1 of the Kindle County series.For the most part this was a well constructed courtroom thriller I say for the most part for there were aspects of the book that I had some problems with Much of the dialogue was written in the local vernacular, which is all well and fine if the reader is conversant with the local vernacular but if not it was a bit like reading a foreign language at times.But apart from that, as I said earlier, it s a clever, well constructed courtroom thriller.The premise of the story is based on that old truism, from a male point of view, that is hell hath no fury like a woman scorned You better believe it Rusty Sabich is Kindle County s deputy Public Prosecutor and he has been having a torrid affair with one of his female colleagues When the colleague turns up murdered and some circumstantial evidence seems to point at Rusty the new Chief Prosecutor has Rusty charge with the murder.The ensuing trial I found riveting Watching the defence team at work was quite something The use of verbal language, body language and the addition of some theatrics all this put together makes for a highly entertaining read 3.5 stars rounded up to 4.


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    4.5 stars It was just a little too long Otherwise, this was a stellar reading experience.I m doing a bunch of challenges this year And a couple led me to reading this book, to reading Turow for the first time And I mso grateful for that I might not have gotten around to this otherwise, that would be a shame.This book has been out for over 30 years, made into a movie So there isn t much I can add to the conversation around it I ll just say it s as much a character study as it is a procedural crime story, as much the story of a messy relationship as that of a trial, as introspective as it is cinematic.Also, somehow I guessed the culprit early on just a hunch But the book was so well written that I gave up my guess early on went along for the ride You should, too.


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    I m surprised I didn t like this The reader was pretty good, but I just didn t like the way the author wrote There was too much back story dumping irrelevant data that detracted from the main story I might have stuck with it longer, except I didn t like the main character enough.