Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Presumed Innocent

Book: Presumed Innocent
Author: Scott Turow

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 you ... long after you have reached its shattering conclusion.-Goodreads

Review: As a fan of legal thrillers, I was excited to dive into this book. It's well known as the first book in the legal thriller genre and was made into a (relatively) famous movie starring Harrison Ford. It was very interesting reading a book that takes place in the 80s, before cell phones tracked our every move and DNA was an it's infancy. From an investigative perspective, I liked how the case was worked. This was well written for the most part but I found it very predictable and for the life of me, could not care about Rusty one iota. He had the personality of a wet towel and I wasn't invested in him one way or the other. 

Grade: 2.5/5 

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