Presumed Innocent

Presumed Innocent

eBook - 1987
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
Rusty Sabich, a prosecuting attorney investigating the murder of Carolyn Polhemus, his former lover and a prominent member of his boss's staff, finds himself accused of the crime

Macmillan School

The novel that launched Turow's career as one of America's pre-eminent thriller writers tells the story of Rusty Sabicch, chief deputy prosecutor in a large Midwestern city. With three weeks to go in his boss' re-election campaign, a member of Rusty's staff is found murdered; he is charged with finding the killer, until his boss loses and, incredibly, Rusty finds himself accused of the murder.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, c1987
ISBN: 9781429962605
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Jan 28, 2018

A murder mystery involving an attorney who's convicted of murdering a co-worker after it's been found out that he's had an affair with her. Quite like the Lincoln Lawyer. I liked this book because the author recognized that all his readers might not understand all the terminology, so he provided definitions. What made the thriller enjoyable was that it had a plot twist when it revealed the real killer.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Feb 28, 2017

This page-turner will keep you guessing until the end!

Dec 17, 2016

(The first book in the Kindle County series)

Aug 31, 2016

This is a great novel about our judicial system warts and all. It is what each and every person accused of a crime is placed in the maze to be lost to then be freed or imprisoned in the end. Justice may have nothing to do with the outcome.

Fast read. Nice plot twist and strong character development.

Nov 13, 2013

An early book by one of my favourite authors, Scott Turow. A terrific courtroom drama with many twists until the end.
Great characterisations and storytelling.
The "sequel", Innocent, followed many years later with most of the same characters. I thought it was even a better mystery than the first.
Most of his books are worth reading since they elevate the courtroom genre to a whole new level. One exception: The Laws of Our Fathers; much too long and too much backstory. The trial is only a small part of the story but the best part.

Feb 04, 2011

Beautifully written court room drama, full of male human emotion. Yes, it seems they do have some. Highly recommended. Then follow a little later by the sequel, "Innocent." Not too original but equally well written from the male perspective. Both well worth reading.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at IndyPL

To Top