January 31, 2012 / ISBN 13: 978-0385344227
by Beverly J. Rowe
A young boy
is murdered. Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber has been with
the D. A.'s office for more than twenty years, and his record on
convictions is impeccable. He is anxious to find the boy's killer
and get him behind bars, but when Andy's son, Jacob is accused of
the murder, Andy's worst nightmare seems to be coming true.
Andy believes Jacob when he insists that he is innocent, and now
the District Attorney removes Andy from the case. As the shocking
facts of the case mount up, Andy and his wife, Laurie must protect
their boy, at any cost. The dead boy was a known bully, and Jacob
was one of his favorite targets. Then Andy's own hidden past comes
to light and even Laurie seems to be taking sides against him.
Landay has written a novel that speaks to every parent. It makes
you realize how quickly everything can change and your hopes and
dreams can be shattered. How much don't you know about your own
A story of
guilt, and betrayal, with thrilling courtroom scenes. The characters
are fully developed and easily visualized. The plot is electrifying
and mesmerizing. It comes to a conclusion that is a surprise. It
certainly gave me things to think about for a long time to come.