Scott turow didn’t create that change by himself, but he did anticipate it, and his best work, presumed innocent, deserves to be read not merely as a well-crafted legal thriller, but as a novel that helped shape the literary world we live in today.
Scott turow's 1987 blockbuster first novel, presumed innocent, was about a prosecutor charged with the murder of a colleague his new book, innocent, is the unexpected sequel host scott simon interviews turow at the smithsonian institution in washington in front of a live studio audience.
Love is a very sacred vow thus infidelity can be the catalyst for a very primal urge for revenge and the pointed finger of justice becomes blurred in scott turow’s novel “presumed innocent” rusty sabich’s affair with carolyn polhemus ends badly with what seems like a chain of unfortunate events.
Scott turow’s presumed innocent, his first published murder mystery/legal thriller novel in 1987, was a phenomenal success both with the critics and the popular readers it spent 45 weeks on the new york times bestseller list, and is one of the very first novels of its kind - namely the murder mystery genre, that also.
Scott turow, a lawyer himself and author of the nonfiction best-seller one l, demonstrates an easy mastery of several fictional genres in the first novel presumed innocent combines elements of the police procedural, the courtroom drama, and the psychological thriller it is filled with memorable characters, believable dialogue, and unexpected twists of plot.
So scott turow lures us into innocent, the sequel – more than two decades in the making – to his smash hit debut novel presumed innocent, the book that sold millions of copies around the world and triggered a flood of legal-eagle thrillers onto the market (it was published in 1987, one year before john grisham's debut a time to kill.