Innocent by Scott Turow

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10 Critic Reviews

Innocent is a vastly different work, more complex in its questions of morality, more astute in its exploration of human relationships, and the power of guilt and contrition.
-National Post arts

Synopsis

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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Scott Turow is the author of nine best-selling works of fiction including Innocent, Presumed Innocent and The Burden of Proof, and two non-fiction books including One L, about his experience as a law student. His books have been translated into more than 25 languages, sold more than 25 million copies worldwide, and have been adapted into film and television projects. He frequently contributes essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Playboy, and The Atlantic.
 
Published April 16, 2010 by Grand Central Publishing. 397 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Crime. Fiction
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All: 10 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 1

NY Times

Good
on May 13 2010

This is a lovely novel, gripping and darkly self-reflective.

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NY Times

Excellent
on Apr 29 2010

Rusty’s second trial — which takes up the better half of this novel — proves to be just as suspenseful and gripping as his first.

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Guardian

Above average
on May 16 2010

Turow's decision to tell this story from multiple perspectives – Nat's, Tommy's, Anna's, Rusty's – rather than having Rusty narrate, as he did in Presumed Innocent, makes the reader warm to Rusty's old nemesis.

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Publishers Weekly

Good

...Hermann is assisted by Orlagh Cassidy, who smartly conveys both the wistfulness and strength of the new key player in this never less than engrossing multilayered drama-whodunit.

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Book Reporter

Good
on May 04 2010

This is the courtroom novel to read this summer...fully savor and enjoy...

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National Post arts

Excellent
on May 15 2010

Innocent is a vastly different work, more complex in its questions of morality, more astute in its exploration of human relationships, and the power of guilt and contrition.

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Entertainment Weekly

Good
on Apr 28 2010

...Turow has created a great, terrifying character out of some Greek tragedy, precisely because we see her so little in both books.

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The Washington Post

Below average
on May 02 2010

...constant gear-shifting on the reader's part, made all the more puzzling because all the voices sound more or less like . . . Scott Turow.

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Dallas News

Good
on May 09 2010

Innocent is nonetheless a genuine sequel and surely one of this summer's best reads.

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The Seattle Times

Excellent
on May 01 2010

..."Innocent" is terrific and Turow remains by far the best courtroom novelist of our time, shaming the far more prolific and predictable John Grisham. This was a book worth waiting for.

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