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Innocent

by Scott Turow

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Innocent by Scott Turow
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  • Published May 2010
    416 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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The sequel to the genre-defining, landmark bestseller Presumed Innocent, Innocent continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, twenty years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty's wife.

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"Starred Review. Once again, Turow displays an uncanny ability for making the passions and contradictions of his main characters accessible and understandable. " - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. The various perspectives - with some characters knowing more than the reader does, while the reader knows more than others - contribute to an exquisite tension that drives the narrative." - Kirkus Reviews

"But this time the courtroom drama has a mechanical feel to it, as if Turow accepted a dare to put Sabitch and Molto back in the courtroom, older, but in the same position and pickle as in Presumed Innocent." - Booklist

"Starred Review. This is a beautifully written book with finely drawn characters and an intricate plot seamlessly weaving a troubled family story with a murder." - Library Journal

"Scott Turow's new novel is the dedicated fiction-reader's version of El Dorado: a driving, unputdownable courtroom drama/murder mystery that is also a literary treasure, written in language that sparkles with clarity and resonates with honest character insight. I came away feeling amazed and fulfilled, as we only do when we read novelists at the height of their powers. Put this one on your don't-miss list." - Stephen King

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BethK

Innocent
This was a book that I received from the publisher as a giveaway on another book-related site.
Like many other people who will read this book, I read Presumed Innocent, the prequel to this book, many years ago. I have vague recollections of the plot of that book -- the basics, but not really the nuances. While you could conceivably read Innocent as a stand alone, I think the reader is better served by having read the first book.
That said, I thought this was a great ride! Scott Turow is a gifted writer, his prose is beautiful, and at the same time, the plot twists keep you turning the pages desperate to see what will happen next. One of the things I think I most appreciated about the book was the way it ended. Often, this type of courtroom novel can leave the reader feeling unsatisfied with a nice neat conclusion or a totally preposterous one. Turow avoids that pitfall here, resolving the story in a credible and yet surprising way.
In sum, I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes literary courtroom works.

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Scott Turow Author Biography

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Scott Turow continues to work as an attorney, and is a partner in the Chicago office of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, a national law firm with 600 lawyers. His practice centers on white collar criminal litigation and he devotes a substantial part of his practice now to pro bono work, including representations in cases involving the death penalty. In one of these matters, Alejandro Hernandez, co-defendant of Rolando Cruz, was exonerated after 11 years in prison.

He was born on April 12, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated with high honors from Amherst College in 1970. That year, he received an Edith Mirrielees Fellowship to the Stanford University Creative Writing Center, ...

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