Tuesday, February 07, 2012

No Rest for the Defense

In my column this week for Kirkus Reviews, I offer a critique of William Landay’s new mystery/legal thriller, Defending Jacob. It’s a very fine book in most respects, but also, as I write, “an emotional roller-coaster ride of a tale that examines the extremes to which parents might go out of love for their children.” After I finally closed the novel on its last page, I had to wonder whether I was happy to know how the story turned out. I’m still not sure.

You can read the Kirkus piece here.

1 comment:

Adam Woog said...

Nancy Pearl loved it, but.....I'm with you on this one, dude. Felt cheated and let down at the end.