Presumed Innocent

A Novel

Fiction - Mystery - General
432 Pages
Reviewed on 12/24/2010
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Reviewed by Vicki N. for Readers' Favorite

In Presumed Innocent by Scott Turrow readers watch as a man is prosecuted for murder. Rusty Sabich is the narrator and the defendant. Throughout the tale we wonder whether Rusty can be trusted. Carolyn Polhemus was brutally murdered. She was Rusty’s lover and co-worker until their relationship soured. Sabich is accused of the crime but careful to keep quiet about his relationship with the victim. There is evidence pointing to Rusty but it is circumstantial.

The beauty of this book is the courtroom drama. The author allows his expertise to shine and the courtroom scenes are realistic. I was unsure of Rusty’s guilt or innocence throughout the story. The author kept me guessing. Presumed Innocent is Scott Turow at his finest. The secondary characters are just as well developed as the lead characters. This is not a high action thriller. I would place it in the genre of legal thriller and psychological thriller. The plot of Presumed Innocent is riveting. Get your copy today!