[Reading] ➷ The Holdout ➭ Graham Moore – Furosemidelasix.info

The Holdout In This Twisty Tale From Moore The Sherlockian , The Academy Award Winning Screenwriter Of The Imitation Game, Young Juror Maya Seale Is Convinced That African American High School Teacher Bobby Nock Is Innocent Of Killing The Wealthy White Female Student With Whom He Appears To Have Been Involved And Persuades Her Fellow Jurors Likewise Ten Years Later, A True Crime Docuseries Reassembles The Jurors, And Maya, Now A Defense Attorney, Must Prove Her Own Innocence When One Of Them Is Found Dead In Maya S Room


About the Author: Graham Moore

Graham Moore is a New York Times bestselling novelist and Academy Award winning screenwriter

His screenplay for THE IMITATION GAME won the Academy Award and WGA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2015 and was nominated for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe.His first two novels, THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT 2016 and THE SHERLOCKIAN 2010 , were published in 24 countries and translated into 19 languages.



10 thoughts on “The Holdout

  1. says:

    BOTM pick for February 2020 This will be a short review, because the less you know about this book going in the better, but what a wild ride While some parts of the plot were a bit far fetched and reaching at times, it didn t cause my interest to wane, and if you can suspend the need for 100% believability, I think you ll enjoy this book as much as I did We get two mysteries for the price of one in this book, and if that kind of a bargain doesn t sell you, then perhaps the exploration of social justi


  2. says:

    Graham Moore s legal thriller is a compulsive and enthralling novel, based in Los Angeles, that points out many of the shortfalls of the justice system, from law enforcement, media intensity and social media, right through to the court trial and the jury system Moore exposes the multiple ways that society throughout its racist judicial system stacks the cards against black defendants In 2009, 25 year old black music teacher, Bobby Nock, is on trial for the murder of 15 year old schoolgirl, Jessica Silver,


  3. says:

    DNF 51%I just can t finish this one.Maybe it s the third person narrative, I don t know, but I m so disconnected from this book that my red low battery icon has been showing since around 20% into it Don t let me discourage you from picking it up, different books for different fry cooks, amiright sorry, that s all I could come up with sees myself out I was provided an ARC by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


  4. says:

    I was a huge fan of The Last Days of Night, so I was curious to see what Moore would write next Don t look for another historical fiction, this book is a legal thriller But it s equally as good Ten years ago, Maya Seale convinced her fellow jury members to acquit Bobby Nock for the murder of Jennifer Silver The question being was he guilty beyond a reasonable doubt As so often happens, the court of public opinion thought the jury got it wrong and each jury member suffered the fallout He gestured around the room Do you


  5. says:

    This is an intriguing book that mostly keeps my interest throughout The start certainly catches your attention and let s just say it s a head turner Ten years ago Jessica Silver, daughter of wealthy Lou Silver, goes missing and her body never found Her teacher Bobby Nock is eventually charged with her murder and the case goes to trial The evidence against Nock is not overwhelming but is suggestive and one things for sure, the trial is an absolute cock up The jurors are expected to return a guilty verdict but one juror, Maya


  6. says:

    3.5 starsHeld my interest and although I have some mixed feelings with some of the stuff at the end, overall this was a good read It was almost like I was getting two mysteries for the price of one as the story alternated between the jury trial from ten years ago as well the murder that occurred in the present time.Fifteen year old Jessica Silver, vanished ten years ago The case made national news as her family has money, lots of it Jessica s teacher, Bobby Nock, a twenty five year old African American man, is suspected of murder


  7. says:

    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Graham Moore and Random House for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.When this Graham Moore novel crossed my radar, I could not help but be interested to see how he d spin this story about a jury faced with a murder trial The book ended up being so much , perfect for those who love a good legal drama with a mystery mixed into the plot Maya Seale is a successful criminal defence attorney in Los Angeles, able to s


  8. says:

    3.5 starsIn 2009, 25 year old high school music teacher Bobby Nock was tried for the murder of his 15 year old student Jessica Silver When Jessica the daughter of billionaire Lou Silver disappeared, the police found sexy text messages between herself and Nock and found traces of Jessica s blood in Nock s car The fact that Nock was black and Jessica was white exacerbated matters, and the teacher was quickly arrested and prosecuted.Maya Seale was one of a diverse bag of jurors at Nock s trial, and though the evidence against the teacher was st


  9. says:

    Being a juror on a high profile murder case has got to be a thrill ride and a half looking at the bloody evidence and weighing witness statements, the savage craziness of the media interest, then finally getting to decide the fate of a man charged with murder It s got to be just like tv, right Exciting Maybe even a shot at your own fame 15 minutes or otherwise.But what Maya Seale got wasn t quite fame, it was INFAMY Not convinced of Bobby Nock s guilt beyond reasonable doubt, she campaigned for a Not Guilty verdict and eventually persuaded, or wor


  10. says:

    3.50The Holdout started off strong and then lost a bit of its edge It was still a good read, but not as good as it seemed to promise at the beginning It s the second novel I ve read this past year focused on the dynamics between jury members In this case, the story is told from Maya s perspective in two timelines Maya sat on a jury that acquitted a young teacher accused of murdering his teenage student Ten years later, Maya is a criminal defence lawyer, and she s invited to a reunion of all the jury members The old murder remains unsolved and the reunio


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