Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Six top legal fiction / domestic suspense hybrids

Alafair Burke's new novel is The Better Sister.

At CrimeReads she tagged six "favorite novels that [she] also consider[s] to be hybrids between legal fiction and domestic suspense," including:
Defending Jacob by William Landay

This story of a father who leaves his job as a prosecutor to defend his troubled teenage son accused of murder has all the legal heft and realism of a novel written by a former prosecutor, as Landay is. But it tells a lawyer’s story from an intensely personal perspective. It’s as much about family, loyalty, and community as it is about the American legal system. It’s also a riveting thriller.
Read about another entry on the list.

Defending Jacob is among Kate Moretti's eight suspense novels that explore nurture vs. nature and Nicholas Sparks' six top books about family.

The Page 69 Test: Defending Jacob.

--Marshal Zeringue