Presumed Innocent

Scott Turow

1987 Winner

CWA Silver Dagger

07 November 2013
320 pages


Now a major TV series from Apple TV+ starring Jake Gyllenhaal

'Scott Turow is master of the legal thriller' – The Guardian

From the godfather of the legal thriller, Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow is a gripping, internationally-bestselling courtroom drama about ambition, weakness, hypocrisy and justice.

Carolyn Polhemus was an assistant prosecuting attorney, intelligent and full of promise. When she is found dead – assaulted and strangled – the curtain is pulled on a dark, tangled web of sex, corruption and betrayal.

Before long, prosector Rusty Sabich stands accused of her murder. He was having an affair with Carolyn – the motive seems clear-cut. With no one to trust, it is up to Rusty to uncover the truth behind this deadly crime – and prove his innocence in the process . . .

Praise for Scott Turow:

'Head-and-shoulders above others in the legal thriller genre he created' – The Observer

'A brilliant chronicler of contemporary America' – The Sunday Times

'Turow does legal thrillers better than anyone else' – Irish Independent

'Worthy to be ranked with Dashiell Hammet or Raymond Chandler' – The New York Times

'No one writes better mystery suspense novels than Scott Turow' – Los Angeles Times

It grips like an octopus, and Scott Turow unwinds the plot with brilliant cat-and-mouse meanness
Scott Turow is master of the legal thriller
Head-and-shoulders above others in the legal thriller genre he created