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Reading Group Chooses Book for November

presumed innocentOur monthly reading group finished Mary Higgins Clark’s The Memory Lingers On. The book selected for November’s meeting is Scott Turow’s PRESUMED INNOCENT.  It was written in 1987 and a movie was made with the same title. I haven’t seen the movie version so the mystery will be interesting based on Amazon’s summary.

Amazon reports: “Hailed as the most suspenseful and compelling novel in decades, PRESUMED INNOCENT brings to life our worst nightmare: that of an ordinary citizen facing conviction for the most terrible of all crimes. . . It’s a book that lays bare a shocking world of betrayal and murder, as well as the hidden depths of the human heart. And it will hold you and haunt you…long after you have reached its shattering conclusion.” http://www.amazon.com/Presumed-Innocent-Scott-Turow/dp/1455500402/

The reasoning for the choice was to compare Clark’s book to Turow’s. Clark is called the “Queen of Suspense” and has written thirty-four suspense novels plus other books. Turow wrote nine fiction, two nonfiction books, and has sold more than 30 million copies. I’m curious how our comparison will turn out.


Have you read either book? Which author do you prefer?

Scott Turow

Scott Turow

Mary Higgins Clark better

Mary Higgins Clark


  1. Presumed Innocent is one of the best books I’ve read in my lifetime. Turow is a master writer in all respects. I’m afraid you’ll have trouble finding points of comparison between Turow and Mary Higgins Clark

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