A cold case is about to do supernova and three students will learn the price of innocence.
At Northwestern's renowned journalism school, Ian Joyce has been invited to participate in a prestigious seminar that investigates wrongful convictions and forgotten cases. With only two other classmates--beautiful, strong-willed Sarah Gold and enigmatically brilliant Jake Havens--he begins to investigate the long-ago murder of a young boy, ten-year-old Skylar Wingate, last seen walking home from school, his body discovered three days later in a forest preserve. His alleged killer was murdered decades ago in jail. But two chilling clues delivered to Jake's house suggest that the killer is still very much alive, and, in fact, in their midst. As the evidence mounts, the three classmates find themselves drawn into web of distrust, deceit, and corruption that will lead from the grittiest corners of Chicago and to the shores of Lake Michigan.
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...the execution of the plot is uneven, bordering on convoluted at various points. The characters, though interesting, are not fully developed to the point that a reader becomes fully invested in them nor cares about their fates.Read Full Review of The Innocence Game | See more reviews from NY Journal of Books
...an interesting and quietly compelling change of pace, both conceptually and stylistically.Read Full Review of The Innocence Game
I wanted to like this book. The real-life students at Northwestern, just north of Chicago, have done dramatic work, helping free innocent men from Death Row. So why did Harvey...have to go full cartoon?Read Full Review of The Innocence Game
In the end, justice is served so I was satisfied. It's definitely a story that will keep you guessing.Read Full Review of The Innocence Game
As to the prose. . . let’s just say it rubbed me up the wrong way and pass on to the sad conclusion that I really don’t think The Innocence Game is very good. In better hands, a plot following on from these ideas exploring the problems with the death penalty could be good. This is not really worth reading.Read Full Review of The Innocence Game
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