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: 9780446359863
ISBN-10: 0446359866
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 179 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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punkinema avatar reviewed Presumed Innocent (Kindle County, Bk 1) on + 305 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
It seemed at first I had read this book but, if I did, I only remembered parts of it. It is a LONG book and written in the first person. Scott Turow is a great story-teller but the story is dark and sad. You don't know who perpetrated the crime until the very end and although it is a surprise, it really isn't.
buzzby avatar reviewed Presumed Innocent (Kindle County, Bk 1) on + 6062 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is still the best mysteries I've ever read. Turow uses a scalpel where Grisham uses a chainsaw.
scrapbooklady avatar reviewed Presumed Innocent (Kindle County, Bk 1) on + 472 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I have been reading courtroom thrillers for more than 35 years and this one is among the best. Scott Turow is a lawyer and talented writer and in his first work of fiction, "Presumed Innocent", he has set the bar very high. Plan to not put this down until you finish it and then read it again to make sure you fully absorb the nuances, character development, and foreshadowing.
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Helpful Score: 1
PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare, that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all crimes. It's the 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 puts everything he loves and values on trail--including his own life. It's a book that lays bare a shocking world of betrayal and murder, as well as the hidden depths of the human heart. It will hold you and haunt you..longs after you have reached it's shattering conclusion.
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How does a well respected man prove his innocence when accused of murdering his lover when all the evidence points to him?
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Scary in that this could happen to the ordinary person.
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Greatly recommended. Also based on the movie.
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Very good legal thriller; difficult to put down.
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Not only really exciting, but extremely well-written with believable characters. Unusually for a book told in the first person, the narrator was human and flawed. Apart from the twists in the tale, I also liked the descriptions of Kindle County etc., which made me feel as though I was there. I would certainly recommend reading this before seeing the movie if I had my choice, but don't skip it even if you already know the ending. The writing here is just plain excellent and I give this one a very strong recommendation.
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This is the 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 puts everything he loves and values on trial, including his own life.
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A mans all-consuming fatal 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 life!
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I really enjoyed this book.
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Awesome! A real twister a the end
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Good read !
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great stuff
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An ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of crimes and how his all consuming fatal attraction puts everything he loves on trial.
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Still my favorite Scott Turow book. An assistant DA is murdered
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really good
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Very suspenseful and surprising about an ordinary person facing unordinary situations wrapped in the criminal justice system-page turner.
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Good courtroom drama
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Wonderful plot that your mind has to pay attention to!
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Engrossing-Hard To put down.
sugarsmom avatar reviewed Presumed Innocent (Kindle County, Bk 1) on + 167 more book reviews
Fiction - better tahn the movie
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**** This is great "escapist" fiction - excellent for plane trips, long delays in the airport, being snowbound, etc.
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I think the best of Turow. Such great twists and turns. Un-put-downable!
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This book will grab your attention until the last page!
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From the back of the book...
Presumed Innocent brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all crimes. It's the stunning portrayal of one man's all-too-huma, all-consuming fatal attraction for a passionate woman who is not his wife, and the story of how his obsession puts everything he loves and values on trial - including his own life. It's a book that lays bare a shocking world of betrayal and murder, as well as the hidden depths of the human heart. And it will hold you and haunt you...long after you have reached its shattering conclusion.
WestofMars avatar reviewed Presumed Innocent (Kindle County, Bk 1) on + 162 more book reviews
I read this years ago. It's a classic of legal lit.
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very interesting didn't want to put the book down read the book in one day.
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I haven't read this yet I had 2 copies I have heard all positive reports on this book as well as other Scott Turow books
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It's gray, gritty early spring in the midsize Mid-western city that is the setting for Scott Turow's spellbinding book, already widely hailed as the most brilliant novel about lawyers and the law to appear in many years. Rusty Sabich, Kindle County's longtime chief deputy prosecutor, has been asked to investigate the rape and murder of one of his colleagues. Carolyn Polhernus was strong, sensuous, and magnetic; she was also clearly ambitious and quite possibly unscrupulous. Her murder has been an embarrassment to Rusty's boss, Raymond Horgan, who is facing a serious challenge in the upcoming election and who looks to Rusty for a fast solution to the case that will help save him politically. What Horgan doesn't know is that, only a few months before she was murdered, Carolyn Polhemus and Rusty Sabich were lovers.

Rusty is a passionate, brooding, fundamentally lonely man. As he nears forty, both his marriage and his career seem to be stagnating. His feelings are focused on his love for his son, Nat, and his desperate, enduring fantasies about Carolyn, who had abruptly ended their affair six months ago. Rusty's investigation allows him to indulge relentlessly in his obsession, but he apparently makes little progress in finding the killer. Then, when Horgan loses the election, Rusty suddenly, incredibly, finds himself accused of Carolyn's murder.