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Book Critique - Innocent (Kindle County #8)

For review of all books in the series, go here.

Stars: 3 / 5

Recommendation: A well-written crime thriller with hints of psychology of human mind and the devious direction it takes when played upon by emotions and moral values. However, it felt repetitive with its prequel. Yet a good pick for anyone interested in court room trials.

Innocent is the eighth book in the Kindle County series, a legal thriller by Scott Turow, published in December of 2005. It forms a sequel to the very first book, Presumed Innocent, in the series, although was written 7 books later. The plot follows Rozat "Rusty" Sabich involved in another murder case twenty years after the first one he was indicted and acquitted for. 

When I bought Presumed Innocent at the library sale, I found Innocent also right beside it. However, I assumed that this was the immediate sequel. Until I started reading the books, I didn’t know that this was the written seven books after the first one was written. Anyways, here's my review of this book.

Rozat "Rusty" Sabich is now Chief Judge, at the State Court of Appeals for the Third Appellate District. And when his wife Barbara dies unexpectedly, his nemesis, Tommy Molto now acting Prosecuting Attorney (P.A.), finds cause in the death and indicts him for suspicious death. Rusty is put through the same rigor that he went through 20 years ago when a co-prosecutor was killed and he was arrested for it. Only this time, he is being tried for the murder of his wife.

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Book Critique - Presumed Innocent (Kindle County #1)

For review of all books in the series, go here.

Stars: 5 / 5

Recommendation: A stunning crime thriller with hints of psychology of human mind and the devious direction it takes when played upon by emotions and moral values. 

Presumed Innocent is a legal thriller by Scott Turow, the first book in his Kindle County series, published in August of 1987. It is told as a first person narration by the lead character Rozat "Rusty" Sabich, about a prosecutor charged with murder of his colleague.

The novel had been made into a movie in 1990, three years after it was published, titled the same as the book, starring Harrison Ford as the protagonist, Rozat "Rusty" Sabich. In fact the producers bought the rights of the book even before it was published. After watching the movie, there was no doubt that that would have had happened. I was impressed by the twisting tale it depicted. So at a local library sale when I came across the book, I figured why not read the book as well. So, here's my take on the book that was the basis for the movie which I liked very much.

Carolyn Polhemus, a prosecutor at the District Attorney Raymond Horgan's office, is raped and murdered. Rusty Sabich, Raymond's right-hand man, is given the case to investigate. Little does he know that he would be digging his own grave by the time the case is solved.

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