4-30-curlupandread-001-framed-book-beginnings2friday 56

Welcome to some bookish fun today as we share Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and as we showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists!

If you have been wanting to participate, but haven’t yet tried, now is the time!

What better way to spend a Friday?

Today, I’m featuring a book from my TBR stacks.  One that I purchased a couple of months ago.  It is a sequel to the book Presumed Innocent, by Scott Turow.  This book is entitled Innocent.




Beginning:  Prologue – September 30, 2008

A man is sitting on a bed.  He is my father.

The body of a woman is beneath the covers.  She was my mother.

Chapter One:  Rusty, March 19, 2007, Eighteen Months Earlier

From the elevated walnut bench a dozen feet above the lawyers’ podium, I bang the gavel and call the last case of the morning for oral argument.

“People versus John Harnason,” I say, “fifteen minutes each side.”


56:  Brand was right.  They had a job to do.  But it was a peril.  The joke was thinking you were ever really in charge of your life.


Blurb:  The sequel to the genre-defining, landmark bestseller Presumed Innocent, INNOCENT continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, twenty years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty’s wife.


So now I am eager to see where this new journey will take these familiar characters.  What are you sharing today?


    1. Yes, definitely. Short phrases with a heart-thumping message. The first book, Presumed Innocent, was made into a movie (in the 90s) with Harrison Ford and Raul Julia. Thanks for visiting, Lianne….enjoy your weekend.


    1. It has been a long time for me, Catherine, but I have the DVD of the movie, Presumed Innocent, with Harrison Ford, and thought it would be good to read this sequel. Thanks for visiting. Have a great weekend.


  1. I’ve seen the movie Presumed Innocent, but had no idea it was based on a book! Now I definitely have to check it out and the sequel too! Great opening, thank you so much for sharing and have a lovely weekend!


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