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The Holdout

One jury member changed the verdict. What if she was wrong?

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25768

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Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

16.02.2021

Verlag

Orion Publishing Group

Seitenzahl

336

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Plunge a syringe filled with adrenaline into the heart of Twelve Angry Men and you've got The Holdout: the first legal thriller thirty years - ever since Presumed Innocent and A Time to Kill electrified readers the world over - to rank alongside those two modern classics. But Graham Moore's novel is so much more than exhilarating courtroom blood sport: it's a provocative, urgent inquiry into American justice (and injustice) in the twenty-first century; it's a witty battle of the sexes; it's a compassionate character study; it's a fiendishly slippery game of cat-and-mouse suspense. Whether you're a fan of Harper Lee or Lisa Scottoline, if you loved The Lincoln Lawyer or Defending Jacob - or even if you didn't! - The Holdout will astonish you. It sure as hell astonished me. AJ Finn

Details

Verkaufsrang

25768

Einband

Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

16.02.2021

Verlag

Orion Publishing Group

Seitenzahl

336

Maße (L/B/H)

19,8/13,2/2,5 cm

Gewicht

240 g

Sprache

Englisch

ISBN

978-1-4091-9681-5

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Graham Moore - The Holdout

Miss.mesmerized am 10.02.2021

Bewertungsnummer: 1438852

Bewertet: Buch (Taschenbuch)

A reunion they have never really wanted since all of them only wanted to forget what happened ten years ago. When lawyer Maya Seale is first approached by Rick, she refuses, but her boss convinces her to take part. They were the jury on the most popular case of the time: 15-year-old Jessica had vanished and was supposedly murdered by her teacher Bobby Nock with whom she obviously had had an affair. Even though the body had never been found, the whole country was convinced that the black man had killed the daughter of a rich Californian real estate mogul. However, the jurors followed Maya’s arguing in finding Bobby not guilty. It took Rick, one of the jurors, a decade of his life to investigate privately and now, he has come up with new evidence he wants his co-jurors and the whole world to see. They return to the hotel where they were kept away from the public for months, but then, Rick is found dead – in Maya’s room. All is just too obvious: the one person who is responsible for the killer of a young girl running free now wants to protect herself by keeping the evidence secret. Thus, consequently, Maya is arrested. The reader follows Maya Seale in her quest to prove her innocence. You know from the beginning that she is not a reckless killer and that she’s got nothing to hide, but much more interestingly than this already answered question is the one about the legal system: Maya’s chances of being acquitted from murder rise tremendously if she pleads guilty of manslaughter – there does not seem to be a chance of just telling the truth and it simply being acknowledged. So the interesting question actually is: how does the truth have to be framed, or to put it more explicitly: manipulated, to get the result you want? Graham Moore’s “The Holdout” is a real page-turner. Once you have started, you cannot simply put the novel aside. It is fascinating to see how the law works, to follow the arguing of the lawyers and their weighing the different versions of truth. I also liked how the author created a jury of very peculiar individuals who all have their small secrets they want to hide. Yet, ultimately, they all come out, some with more, others with less consequences. The big mystery looming over the whole story is who killed Jessica Silver and why. This is very cleverly solved but also challenges the reader’s moral value system. At the end of the day, life is complicated and, at times, you have to weigh different perspectives against each other and you may come to the conclusion that one version of truth might be better than another. A gripping legal thriller full of suspense and a lot of food for thought.
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Graham Moore - The Holdout

Miss.mesmerized am 10.02.2021
Bewertungsnummer: 1438852
Bewertet: Buch (Taschenbuch)

A reunion they have never really wanted since all of them only wanted to forget what happened ten years ago. When lawyer Maya Seale is first approached by Rick, she refuses, but her boss convinces her to take part. They were the jury on the most popular case of the time: 15-year-old Jessica had vanished and was supposedly murdered by her teacher Bobby Nock with whom she obviously had had an affair. Even though the body had never been found, the whole country was convinced that the black man had killed the daughter of a rich Californian real estate mogul. However, the jurors followed Maya’s arguing in finding Bobby not guilty. It took Rick, one of the jurors, a decade of his life to investigate privately and now, he has come up with new evidence he wants his co-jurors and the whole world to see. They return to the hotel where they were kept away from the public for months, but then, Rick is found dead – in Maya’s room. All is just too obvious: the one person who is responsible for the killer of a young girl running free now wants to protect herself by keeping the evidence secret. Thus, consequently, Maya is arrested. The reader follows Maya Seale in her quest to prove her innocence. You know from the beginning that she is not a reckless killer and that she’s got nothing to hide, but much more interestingly than this already answered question is the one about the legal system: Maya’s chances of being acquitted from murder rise tremendously if she pleads guilty of manslaughter – there does not seem to be a chance of just telling the truth and it simply being acknowledged. So the interesting question actually is: how does the truth have to be framed, or to put it more explicitly: manipulated, to get the result you want? Graham Moore’s “The Holdout” is a real page-turner. Once you have started, you cannot simply put the novel aside. It is fascinating to see how the law works, to follow the arguing of the lawyers and their weighing the different versions of truth. I also liked how the author created a jury of very peculiar individuals who all have their small secrets they want to hide. Yet, ultimately, they all come out, some with more, others with less consequences. The big mystery looming over the whole story is who killed Jessica Silver and why. This is very cleverly solved but also challenges the reader’s moral value system. At the end of the day, life is complicated and, at times, you have to weigh different perspectives against each other and you may come to the conclusion that one version of truth might be better than another. A gripping legal thriller full of suspense and a lot of food for thought.

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Bewertung am 01.03.2021

Bewertungsnummer: 1459640

Bewertet: eBook (ePUB)

Das Buch liest sich gut und ist interessant geschrieben. Das Ende ist allerdings nicht logisch und unbefriedigend. Das finde ich Schade.
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Bewertungsnummer: 1459640
Bewertet: eBook (ePUB)

Das Buch liest sich gut und ist interessant geschrieben. Das Ende ist allerdings nicht logisch und unbefriedigend. Das finde ich Schade.

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