Author: Scott Turow
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genre: fiction, mystery, thriller
About the Book:
"Rusty Sabich is a prosecuting lawyer in Chicago who enters a nightmare world when a colleague with whom he has been having an affair is found raped and strangled - and he is accused of the crime. This 'insider' book, by a Chicago lawyer, was one of the great crime novels of the 1980s, and a huge international bestseller as well as a successful film."
This book has been difficult for me to both read and review. I found the storyline itself to be fascinating, with twists and turns and a shocking ending. Although I enjoyed the storyline, I had a difficult time with the main character, Rusty Sabich. Rusty came across as a woman hater, very crass and a user, and no matter how much I wanted to enjoy the story, I despised Rusty, and it made the story almost a chore for me to get through.
I had a huge love/hate relationship with this book. It is a good suspenseful read, but I just couldn't get past the dislike for the main character. It produced a lot of strong emotions on my part. All in all, it is still an interesting and captivating book.
Parental note - This book is an adult book. The content is strong in both language, violence and sexuality.
About the Author:
Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of seven best-selling novels: Presumed Innocent (1987), The Burden of Proof (1990), Pleading Guilty (1993), The Laws of Our Fathers (1996), Personal Injuries (1999), Reversible Errors (2002) and Ordinary Heroes (2005). A novella, Limitations, was published as a paperback original in November 2006 by Picador following its serialization in The New York Times Magazine. His works of non-fiction include One L (1977) about his experience as a law student, and Ultimate Punishment (2003), a reflection on the death penalty.