"'Not since the novels of Scott Turow has a crime thriller any thriller, though this too happens to be a literary legal thriller shaken me by the throat like this. Its a stunning, shocking, emotionally harrowing ride in which the reader is plunged into a riveting but terrible murder trial and the heartbreaking implosion of a loving family. I had to lie down when I finished it (all too soon) to still my beating heart. What sets this apart from many thrillers is Landays remarkable storytelling which allows him to craft the most sensational twists without forfeiting belief. But its not just about suspense. Landay has written an unflinching account of the complexities of family life in a changing world.' DAILY MAIL
‘Defending Jacob is smart, sophisticated, and suspenseful-capturing both the complexity and stunning fragility of family life" LEE CHILD
'An unforgettable tale of an ordinary marriage and family in crisis... Landay has proven himself to be an extraordinary writer and Defending Jacob is an amazing novel.' NICHOLAS SPARKS"