The holdout : a novel
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The holdout : a novel

By Moore, Graham, 1981- author.

Genre Fiction.

Audience Adults

Published 2020 by Random House, New York

ISBN 9780399591778

Bib Id 2319799

Edition First Edition.

Description pages cm

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LCCN
2019-029712
ISBN
9780399591778 (hardcover) $28.00
039959177X
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FIC Moore
Title
The holdout : a novel
Edition
First Edition.
Publication Information
2020 by Random House, New York :
Description
pages cm
Summary
"It's the most sensational case of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Jessica Silver, heiress to a billion-dollar real estate fortune, vanishes on her way home from school. Her teacher Bobby Nock, a twenty-five-year-old African American man, is the prime suspect after illicit text messages are discovered between them--and Jessica's blood is found in his car. The subsequent trial taps straight into America's most pressing preoccupations: race, class, sex, law enforcement, and the lurid sins of the rich and famous. It's an open and shut case for the prosecution, and a quick conviction seems all but guaranteed. Until Maya Seale, a young woman on the jury, convinced of Nock's innocence, persuades the rest of the jurors to return the verdict of not guilty, a controversial decision that will change all of their lives forever. Flash forward ten years. A true-crime docuseries reassembles the jurors, with particular focus on Maya, now a defense attorney herself. When one of the jurors is found dead in Maya's hotel room, all evidence points to her as the killer. Now, she must prove her own innocence--by getting to the bottom of a case that is far from closed. As the present-day murder investigation weaves together with the story of what really happened during their deliberation, told by each of the jurors in turn, the secrets they have all been keeping threaten to come out--with drastic consequences for all involved"--
Genre/Form
Fiction.
Legal stories.
Mystery fiction

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