The Holdout

A Novel
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Product Number: Z100152850
Released: Jan 28, 2020
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ISBN: #9780593154564
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Years after a young woman turns the tide in a hugely controversial verdict, a fellow juror is murdered-and she becomes the prime suspect. From the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and bestselling author of The Last Days of Night. 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.

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Author(s): Graham Moore
Original Publish Date: Jan 28, 2020

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Author(s): Graham Moore
Product Number EB00762359
Released: Jan 28, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9780399591785

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