I love thriller/mystery books but it seems like it gets harder and harder to find ones that really grab me and stand out. I used to read a lot of John Grisham and James Patterson, and although they both write excellent books, after you read a bunch of them they seem to run together.
I came across Defending Jacob while browsing on my E Reader and decided to download the sample. The story about a boy accused of brutally murdering a classmate, and it’s effect on his Prosecuting Attorney father and his family grabbed me immediately. It has the courtroom drama, along with tons of plots twists, as well as a very personal element.
The book starts at the end and kind of works it way through the story, leaving you constantly wondering. The horror of Jacob’s parents having to face the possibility that the son they loved and raised is actually a cold blooded killer was chilling, but also really sad. And the ending is a total shocker.
Definitely give this book a go. It’s an easy read and will keep you up at night!!