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.


The story , some what, starts like this :

Rusty Sabich, an assistant prosecutor, finds himself in charge of the murder investigation of a colleague but Rusty has a secret to hide. He knows it is a conflict of interest for him to pursue this case because he has, in fact, had an affair with the woman murdered, though it ended before her death. In the midst of all that happens, Rusty finds forensic evidence piling up against him and he is put on trial for her murder. Rusty keeps insisting that he is innocent, but the evidence is stacked against him – has he really murdered her and forgotten or is something else at play?

Now do you like Rusty Sabich ? Trust me, you are going to love him.. NO, he is not a perfect husband , he’s had affairs , but Turow has humanized Rusty in such a way, by presenting the whole story from Rusty’s eyes… he such an intelligent person cannot commit such a crime but in spite of his knowledge and intelligence he can not fathom the events taking place around him centering the murder and who might be framing him?

There are twists and turns enough to keep you engaged through the whole novel, you will feel the pressure to finish it at one sitting, you just can’t put it down !!!!!

Now there is a good new, Scott Turow has written a sequel to Presumed Innocent. I found out that the new book, entitled Innocent, will be released next month and it centres on Rusty Sabich, once again. I can’t wait!

This book I will highly recommend to all crime/suspense/thriller lovers…



Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of seven best-selling novels: Presumed Innocent (1987), The Burden of Proof (1990), Pleading Guilty (1993), The Laws of Our Fathers (1996), Personal Injuries (1999), Reversible Errors (2002) and Ordinary Heroes (2005). A novella, Limitations, was published as a paperback original in November 2006 by Picador following its serialization in The New York Times Magazine. His works of non-fiction include One L (1977) about his experience as a law student, and Ultimate Punishment (2003), a reflection on the death penalty.

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April 19th – April 25th

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