Tue., November 24, 2015 at 7:00pm


Tue., November 24, 2015 at 8:00pm

Event Venue

Salem Public Library

821 E. State St.

Salem, OH



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Salem Public Library’s book discussion choice for November 24 is Defending Jacob written by William Landay. The group will meet from 7-8 p.m. in the library’s Quaker Room. No registration is required to participate and the evening is open to the public.

“Defending Jacob” is lawyer-turned-writer Landay’s third suspense-filled novel. The story falls into the subgenre of courtroom thrillers.

Before even bringing the case to the courtroom the drama leaves the reader spellbound by story line twists and turns. With the gruesome discovery of the death by stabbing of Jacob’s classmate Ben, the gritty story begins its downward spiral in search of truth, justice, guilt and innocence. When Jacob, the son of Andy Barber, the top district attorney in a small Massachusetts town, is arrested for the murder all that was “normal” in the family’s life begins to be destroyed. Add to that Andy’s keeping of secrets about deeds done by his father and grandfather and belief in Jacob’s innocence becomes more elusive. Intricate plot-lines and dynamic characters will keep readers on tenterhooks until the shocking ending is revealed.

This title is available for borrowing in the Adult Services Department of the library. For more information please stop in at 821 E. State St., or call 330-332-0042. The book discussion group meets once each month.

Additional information about library programming, services and hours are available online at www.salem.lib.oh.us .