Book Reviews of Presumed Innocent (Kindle County, Bk 1)

Presumed Innocent (Kindle County, Bk 1)
Presumed Innocent - Kindle County, Bk 1
Author: Scott Turow
ISBN-13: 9780446350983
ISBN-10: 0446350982
Publication Date: 6/1988
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 127 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books Inc
Book Type: Paperback
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One of the best legal thrillers I've read. Turow has written a gripping novel about the law - and also made the characters very believable.
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wow -- Scott Turow just keeps those plot twists coming!!
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Ending was a surprise. I had to stay up late to finish this book
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Kindle County's chief deputy prosecutor, Rusty Sabich, has recently been asked to investigate the murder of one of his colleagues, Carolyn Polhemus. The only thing that his boss, the chief prosecuting attorney, Raymond Horgan, doesn't know is that Carolyn and Rusty were having an affair at the time of her death. Since Prosecutor Horgan is in the midst of a vicious re-election campaign, his opponent - Nico Della Guardia would like nothing more than to find proof that Raymond Horgan is somehow unfit to be Kindle County's chief prosecutor.

As he nears forty, both Rusty's marriage and his career seem stalled; almost stagnant. His wife Barbara seems so uncaring and cold - actively avoiding Rusty as much as she can. Subsequently, he focuses all his attention and energies on his son Nathaniel, and his desperate, unhappy love for Carolyn. Rusty's investigation fuels his fantasies of what might have been between Carolyn and himself, although he makes very little progress in finding the killer.

Citing the slowness of the murder investigation, and using the fact that the Prosecutor apparently can't find the murderer of someone who worked in his office, Nico gains more popularity in the polls. Claiming that Kindle County deserves a change in its office, he handily wins the election. He then sets his sights on prosecuting Carolyn Polhemus' murderer - in the case of the People versus Rozat K. Sabich - who is known as the chief deputy prosecutor, Rusty Sabich.

Now, Rusty is put on trial, facing possible conviction for the most terrible of all crimes. This is a stunning portrayal of one man's all-too-human, all-consuming fatal attraction for a passionate woman who is not his wife, and the story of how his obsession ultimately endangers everything he loves and values - eventually putting everything on trial - including his own life.

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow reveals a shocking world of betrayal and murder, as well as the hidden depths of the human heart. It's a story that will alternately hold you spellbound and will haunt you...long after you have turned the final page and reached its shattering conclusion.

I must say that this is actually the first book by Scott Turow that I've ever read, although I do have several more on my bookshelf. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and I was absolutely dying to know how the story turned out. Although this was somewhat heavy reading for me in parts - with such a strong focus on politics and a very detailed look at the intricacies of the prosecutor's office - I still enjoyed the story immensely and give the book a definite A+!

I look forward to reading more by this author in the future. Mareena reminded me that I had actually received the book fairly recently, after we noticed that the 1990 movie adaptation starring Harrison Ford and Brian Dennehy was on television several days ago.
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Good Thriller
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I really enjoyed this book. I found it interesting and I appreciated that I was not able to figure out the "mystery" right out of the gate, which is fairly typical for me. Good read.
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Blood chilling-good read
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Loved this book. A true crime classic; kept me spellbound and up reading all night.
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Great book, shocking end.
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Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades. Presumed Innocent brings to life our worst nighmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all crimes. It's the stunning protrayal of one man's all too human all consuming gatal attraction for a passionate woman who is not his wife. And the story of how his obsession puts everthing he loves and values on trial-including his own life. It's a book that lays bare a shcking world of betrayal and murder, as well as the hidden depth of the human heart. And it will hold you and haunt you- long after you have reached the shattering conclusion.
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An excellent legal thriller by Scott Turow, lawyer turned author. This was his first novel.
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I loved it and the ending is awesome!!
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Suspense is relentless
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In Presumed Innocent, Rusty Sabich, family man and the number-two prosecutor of Kindle County, is handed an explosive casethe brutal murder of a woman who happens to be his former lover. A shocking turn of events suddenly transforms him from the accuser into the accused and plunges him into a nightmare world where nothing seems real and no one can be presumed innocent.
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A great work of fiction, a blood-chilling,accutate depiction of the criminal justice system.
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Basis for the Harrison Ford movie by the same name.
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Now available in trade paperback, "Presumed Innocent" brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of crimes. Prosecutor Rusty Sabich is transformed from accuser to accused when he is handed an explosive case--that of the brutal murder of a woman who happens to be his former lover.
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Rusty Sabich, a deputy prosecuting attorney, is ousted after his boss is defeated for re-election and Rusty's rival, Nico is elected as prosecuting attorney. The rape and murder of Carolyn Polhemus, Rusty
s mistress and another lawyer in the prosecutors office, is pinned on Rusty. His trial is the main focus of the book.

This is well written and has great surprises and an ending I truly did not see coming. I thought I had this one figured out early on but boy I was way off base.