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Prospect summer recommends: Innocent

By Mark Lawson  

Harrison Ford in the film of Presumed Innocent: will he appear in the sequel?

 

Harrison Ford in the film of Presumed Innocent: will he appear in the sequel?

Innocent by Scott Turow (Macmillan, £17.99)

Holiday reading should not feel like work but nor should it be entirely play. My ideal is a thriller that combines narrative puzzles with quality prose and some social and political awareness. In recent years, Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy has met this need. In 2010, it’s Scott Turow’s Innocent—a sequel, 20 years on, to Presumed Innocent, a high-point of the American legal thriller genre it helped create.

In the original book,…

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