Sunday, May 16, 2010

INNOCENT: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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INNOCENT

BY SCOTT TUROW


ABOUT THE BOOK:

The sequel to the genre-defining, landmark bestseller Presumed Innocent, INNOCENT continues the story of Rusty and Tommy. More than twenty years after Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto went head-to-head in the shattering murder trial of Presumed Innocent, the men are pitted against each other once again in a riveting psychological match. When Sabich, now over sixty years old and the chief judge of an appellate court, finds his wife, Barbara, dead under mysterious circumstances, Molto accuses him of murder for the second time, setting into motion a trial that is vintage Turow—the courtroom at its most taut and explosive.

With his characteristic insight into both the dark truths of the human psyche and the dense intricacies of the criminal justice system, Scott Turow proves once again that some books simply compel us to read late into the night, desperate to know who did it.

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.

MY REVIEW:

When Scott Turow gave readers the gift of PRESUMED INNOCENT in 1987, they rejoiced as more people found a new idol in courtroom literature to worship due to the great popularity of the novel. But alas, that was the last we saw of Rusty Sabich, the young prosecuting hero of the story who was wrongly accused of murder and starred in the novel that had millions glued to the pages of a story to savor and hated to have it end. But wishes do come true as Rusty Sabich is back after 23 too long years, and Turow has made it happen FINALLY with the just released INNOCENT. In PRESUMED INNOCENT, Rusty Sabich was of course acquitted and so now is a judge of the appellate court after enjoying a lucrative career as a prosecuting attorney.

Set in Kindle County, a sense of déjà vu sets in as once again Rusty Sabich is involved in a suspicious death. He had awakened to find his wife Barbara dead, but waits 24 hours before calling police. The investigation is headed up by the same prosecutor involved with Sabich’s first suspected murder. Tommy Molto is back again as that investigator. Sabich also brings back Sandy Stern to defend him as he did when he got him off the first time.

Scott Turow brings so much depth and reality to his characters and that is one thing that holds your interest. For instance, Sandy Stern shows a more human side as he has cancer but pulls himself together to help Sabich, especially against his persistent adversary, Molto. Turow’s courtroom story obviously comes from experience and you can tell that in his moving and realistic account. The twists and turns in the story along with the new characters that Turow introduces into the familiar Sabich theme make this well worth waiting for. I will say that if you haven’t read PRESUMED INNOCENT you might do that first, or if it has been a while, you may want to read it again. I did and was glad that I had. INNOCENT can certainly stand on its own but be much smoother reading if you start with PRESUMED INNOCENT. Either way, enjoy what is sure to be one of the big, must read books of 2010.

GIVEAWAY
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92 comments:

Book Dilettante said...

Scott has also written Presumed Innocent, which was very popular! Now I want to read the sequel. Count me in!

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Book Dilettante said...

I'm amazed that Turow's first book, Presumed Innocent, was so popular! Loved your review. Count me in to win!

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Colleen Turner said...

I would like to read Presummed Innocent as well as this sequel.
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Colleen Turner said...

Thank you for the review! I haven't read Presummed Innocent so I will take your advice and read that book before tackling this one!
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angie said...

I found it interesting that it took 23 years for the next book to come out. What a wait!!
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angie said...

I actually just got Presumed Innocent and can't wait to read it. I'm hoping I will win this one and can read it right after:)
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angie said...

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scottsgal said...

I read Presumed Innocent and really enjoyed it - I read it years ago and again just recently in anticipation of reading his new book
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scottsgal said...

I'm curious to find out why Rusty waited 24 hours to call the police when his wife died.
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Bethie said...

I have Presumed Innocent. I loved it.

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Bethie said...

I did not know that Scott Turow was an lawyer. That explains why his Presumed Innocent was so realistic.

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Mash1195 said...

LOL This is getting to be a habit, me being the first one again to enter one of your giveaways. But anyway, what I found interesting and also amazed that it has been 23 yrs since Presumed Innocent was published.
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Mash1195 said...

I read Presumed Innocent 23 years ago.
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Linda Kish said...

Pleading Guilty is really good.

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Linda Kish said...

I like a good murder mystery and liked resumed Innocent the first time around.

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Marjorie said...

I follow by google reader.

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Marjorie said...

I learned that if you have cancer you can still help people.

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I would really like to win and read this book.

traveler said...

I would enjoy reading Presumed Innocent. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

This review of Innocent sounds compelling and the plot and characters extremely riveting. It interests me greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Bookventures said...

This sounds great. Please enter me.

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Wise Owl, Editor said...

I would love to win Innocent. I am a follower.
Loved Presumed Innocent, the movie too.

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debbie said...

I am glad he wrote a sequel, presumed innocent was a really good book.
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Tore said...

I havent read Presumed Innocent yet but I will. These books sound very interesting. I love mystery and murder mysteries. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Irene said...

I thought it quite unbelievable that the character Sandy Stern had cancer in the book, Presumed Innocent, and Raul Julia, who played him in the movie, later died of cancer...

Please count me in. Presumed Innocent kept me up until almost
4:00am...I read the whole book in one sitting.

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Irene said...

I also read Burden of Proof (in addition to three others), which focused on Sandy Stern. Another great books by Scott Turow.


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Christine H said...

I'm surprised he is or was a Lawyer and a writer and he's written so many books. I've heard of him. I know he's a very popular writer but haven't read presumed inncocent yet, but I'll certainly get that one. My husband would probably like it too.

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Christine H said...

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Christine H said...

Presumed Innocent is the one I'd read first.

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Shirley said...

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Shirley said...

I'm amazed at how many books he's written. I haven't read any yet, but I'd like too. I like winning books from authors I've never read before, it opens my eyes to new books I might like but would have never tried. Thanks for the contest

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Shirley said...

I'd want to read Presumed Innocent first. hopefully I'll win this book and can do that.

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skkorman said...

It's interesting that Turow waited more than two decades to write a sequel to Presumed Innocent; can't wait to read it!

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skkorman said...

The only Turow book I've read thus far is Presumed Innocent—loved it!

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enyl said...

I'm impressed that you feel that Innocent is worthy of the 23 year wait.
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enyl said...

Tweeted.
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enyl said...

I would like to read Limitations.
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Glenn said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

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bison61 said...

It's nice when an author brings back characters-I haven't read Presumed innocent-I might have to buy it!

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g.g. said...

I read a bunch but remember Burden of Proof and liked it

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g.g. said...

I can't believe Presumed Innocent was 1987..I am really getting old as I didn't think it was that long...am going to reread it so I can refresh my memory

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Mitzi H. said...

I can't believe it's been since 1987 since Presumed Innocent came out....wow, where has the time gone!!!

I wonder if this will be made into a movie? I loved Harrison Ford in Presumed Innocent and would love to see him in a new great movie.

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Mitzi H. said...

I would love to read Burden Of Proof.

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Margie said...

I found BWB's fan page.
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Margie said...

I'd like to read Reversible Errors.
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Margie said...

I read Presumed Innocent, and would like to see how the characters have matured.
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Debi said...

I find it interesting that the author waited 23 years to come out with a sequel. Please enter me.

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Debi said...

The other book I most desire to read would be Presumed Innocent. I would go to the local library to check it out and read it before reading Innocent.

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rubynreba said...

I would love to read Presumed Innocent also.
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rubynreba said...

Scott was a lawyer so he has good insight into writing books like this.
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Carol M said...

I read Presumed Innocent and loved it! I can't believe it took him 23years to write about Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto again! I can't wait to read this book!
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Carol M said...

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Carol M said...

I just received a copy of Reversible Errors that I'm looking forward to reading. I really enjoy legal thrillers and this one looks good.
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Carol W. said...

Presumed Innocent is the only Turow book I have read. I remember enjoying it.

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Carol W. said...

I did not realize that Scott Turow has written quite a few books. I was only aware of Presumed Innocent and the nonfiction book about law school.

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409cope said...

I am surprised that he is both an attorney and an author.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I have read Presumed Innocent and really enjoyed it.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

MarionG said...

Hi. I am one of those who has been looking forward to a sequel. I was one of those millions mentioned. Thoroughly enjoyed the first book.
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MarionG said...

I also read Presumed Innocent. Enjoyed that book too.
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Misusedinnocence said...

I would also love to read Presumed Innocent. It's in my To Read pile. ;)

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Misusedinnocence said...

I think it's interesting that he waited 24 hours to call the police. I want to read the book to find out the motivation behind that choice.

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Debbie F said...

I have not read any of Scott's books. Would love to try him! thanks

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Anonymous said...

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Elise said...

I like how this book has depth and has a real feeling to it, like you mentioned in the review.
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Elise said...

I have read Presumed Innocent and would like to read this sequel.
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Johnny said...

I am glad Turow's sequel got a good review by you. Makes me want to read the book. I love courtroom drama's.
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Johnny said...

I have read Presumed Innocent. It was amazing! Looking for more of the same.
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Diana said...

It is great that some of the same characters are in this sequel. I am curious how the characters have developed over time in this book Innocent. Thanks for the review.
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Diana said...

I would like to read Burden of Proof since I have already read Presumed Innocent. I would also like to read this book!
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Dakota said...

I am glad you mentioned twists and turns in the review. I love legal thrillers that keep you on your toes.
I also read the synopsis. Sounds great.
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Dakota said...

I would like to read Presumed Innocent. I've heard it is so good.
I would also like to win this book so I can have the sequel!
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Jennifer said...

I have read Presumed Innocent of Scott Turow's books. I would love to read all his other books.
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Jennifer said...

The storyline seems well thought out and it is just my kind of book. Any book surrounding a murder mystery and the courtroom is an interesting read for me. I liked your positive review.
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Shishito said...

I am curious if these guys are still as sharp as in the first book since its so many years later. Sounds like this book holds up Presumed Innocent.
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Shishito said...

I would like to read The Laws of our Fathers.
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Krystal said...

Thanks for the review. Seems like something I would like to read. I usually read John Grisham but I like that this novel has substance and a strong foundation all while being interesting.
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Krystal said...

I would like to read Presumed Innocent but any of his novels are probably good reads.
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Jessica said...

I am curious as to why it took Turow this long to decide to do a sequel. I wonder what sparked him to write Innocent years later. Based on the review, this book seems like its worth the read.
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Jessica said...

I have read Presumed Innocent and Burden of Proof. But not the others.
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Cindy W. said...

I find it interesting that Mr. Turow waited so long to write the sequel.

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Cindy W. said...

I saw the movie Presumed Innocent but haven't read it yet. Would like to read it and Innocent. Would love to win a copy.

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christina said...

well if I win this one looks like I'm going to have to get the first one too. I have a 3 yr old and a single mom I don't get a lot of time to read. but this book must be good. so I'm in.

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