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This is really part two of a previous book by Turow, Presumed Innocent. Although not entirely necessary to read the first of this two part series, I think doing so brings the listener a much better understanding of the story line. That book was quite good also.
This book kept my interest throughout.
I found myself engrossed in the characters lives and story. The ending is satisfying; the exception being a few paragraphs that are narrated by a female portraying one of the main characters, that just didn't fit in with the rest of the well written novel.
Nevertheless, Turow is skilled in bringing the listener along as his characters are faced with choices and dilemmas in their lives, making the story so interesting and engrossing.
The narrator, Edward Hermann, in both of these books is so very expertise in his tone, pace and challenging accents.
If you like stories about lawyers, crime, and courtroom drama, you should enjoy this book, as well as Presumed Innocent.
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Innocent by Scott Turow is a haunting tale of secrets, half-truths, and deceptions. The story is told from the points of view of the four major characters, which gives the reader greater insight into them. The story continues with Rusty Sabich who is accused of murdering his wife of more than 30 years. In one of the most poignant places in the dialogue, the son confronts his father with a half question". . . then I would have to believe that mom was a murderer." Of course, we(along with Rusty)know that mom was a murderer. But like Rusty, we want to spare Nat this painful truth. The various twists and turns, revelations, and near revelations kept me pushing toward the next chapter. A ghostly sadness provides a haunting backdrop to a story that began some twenty years earlier and threatens to end as tragically as the first one did. I found the story compelling and intriguing, particularly because it involves actions and motivations which define the human family.
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