by Scott Turow
Summary: "Presumed Innocent" brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of crimes. Prosecutor Rusty Sabich is transformed from accuser to accused when he is handed an explosive case--that of the brutal murder of a woman who happens to be his former lover.
Review: I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.
When I first started my eclectic reading challenge, I had no idea what I would read for Crime/Mystery fiction. I’m not a mystery reader, it’s one of my least favorite genres. Perhaps there is too much crime drama on TV. I don’t know. It’s rare that I read these books. This one was recommended by a friend as one of the best crime novels he’s ever read. So I bought it. I have to say, I’m glad I did, because it was amazing.
This novel was well written and I enjoyed reading from Rusty’s point of view. Throughout the book, I had no idea who actually committed the murder and who (if anyone) set him up. There was so much dirty business going on, it was difficult to say. I didn’t know how it would turn out, but I kept flipping the pages so I could find out. I had all these different ideas and I was surprised when none of them turned out to be right. I like books that surprise me and keep me guessing, as this one surely did.
I definitely recommend this book, even if this genre isn’t your favorite.
This book also completes category 2 of the Eclectic Reader Challenge 2012:
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Literary Fiction Crime/Mystery Fiction
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