Friday, December 7, 2012

#127: Innocent - Scott Turow

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From Amazon:
The sequel to the genre-defining, landmark bestseller Presumed Innocent, INNOCENT continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, twenty years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty's wife.

  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (January 3, 2012)
  • ISBN: 9781611136944

Author Bio:
Scott Turow was born in Chicago in 1949. He graduated with high honors from Amherst College in 1970, receiving a fellowship to Stanford University Creative Writing Center which he attended from 1970 to 1972. From 1972 to 1975 Turow taught creative writing at Stanford. In 1975, he entered Harvard Law School, graduating with honors in 1978. From 1978 to 1986, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago, serving as lead prosecutor in several high-visibility federal trials investigating corruption in the Illinois judiciary. In 1995, in a major pro bono legal effort he won a reversal in the murder conviction of a man who had spent 11 years in prison, many of them on death row, for a crime another man confessed to.
Today, he is a partner in the Chicago office of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal an international law firm, where his practice centers on white-collar criminal litigation and involves representation of individuals and companies in all phases of criminal matters. Turow lives outside Chicago.


My Opinion:
I had no idea this was a sequel.
Doesn't matter, it was still a decent audiobook.
There are parts in the story that are slightly disturbing so prepare yourself. I have to tell you though, I'm the type of thriller reader that loves the disturbing stuff. It's what scares you and keeps you reading. I've also learned not to do this kind of reading, home alone at night. Just sayin'.....
I felt bad for the main character in this story. His life, so tragic. I couldn't imagine how someone like that would feel if it was real life, and yet, I believe stuff like that happens too.
There were some very dramatic moments and I liked that. 
With it being an audiocopy, I'll tell you the narrator had a very hypnotic voice. Like one you would hear on the radio. Deep and nice. Very easy to listen to. Though I found myself drifting off in the very end. Maybe too dramatic at that point... 
Definitely an author I will look out for. Though maybe next time I'll start with the beginning of the series.... 

3/5

DISCLAIMER: I received a copy for review. I was not compensated. All opinions are my own unless stated.

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