Presumed Innocent

Scott Turow

1987 Winner

CWA Silver Dagger

07 November 2013
320 pages


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

As adapted into the critically-acclaimed film starring Harrison Ford.

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, and the motive seems clear-cut. And so, with no one to trust, it is up to Rusty to uncover the truth behind this deadly crime – and prove his innocence . . .

'Turow unwinds the plot with brilliant cat-and-mouse meanness' – Sunday Times

It grips like an octopus, and Turow unwinds the plot with brilliant cat-and-mouse meanness