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The Holdout

(2020)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • One juror changed the verdict. What if she was wrong? From the Academy Award–winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and bestselling author of The Last Days of Night. . . .
 
An ID Book Club Selection • “Exhilarating . . . a fiendishly slippery game of cat-and-mouse suspense and a provocative, urgent inquiry into American justice (and injustice) in the twenty-first century.”—A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

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, and her teacher, Bobby Nock, a twenty-five-year-old African American man, is the prime suspect. 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 their lives forever.

Flash forward ten years. A true-crime docuseries reassembles the jury, 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.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Plunge a syringe filled with adrenaline into the heart of Twelve Angry Men and you’ve got The Holdout." - A J Finn

"The most gripping and satisfying thriller I've read in more than a decade." - Sophie Hannah

"Clever, well-written, and twistier than a can of Silly String. You absolutely need to read The Holdout! I could not put it down." - Emma Kavanagh

"Graham Moore’s heart beats on every page of The Holdout, a murder trial as only he could have written it: secrets and lies, mysteries upon mysteries, and a cast of characters each with their own dubious motives. This is a tense, emotionally charged, scary-good, standout read that hooked me till the last page." - Caroline Kepnes

"Quite the tour de force! Twelve Angry Men meets Chinatown and creates something of its own." - Sarah Pinborough

"Wow! I loved The Holdout, in which author Graham Moore does the impossible, creating a page-turning legal thriller with a twisty and absolutely riveting plot, as well as raising profound and thought-provoking questions about the jury system and modern justice. All that, plus a strong and compelling female heroine in lawyer Maya Seale, whom you’ll root for as the tables turn against her and she finds herself behind bars, with everything on the line. You won’t be able to put this one down!" - Lisa Scottoline


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September 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Holdout
Author(s): Graham Moore
ISBN: 1-64358-623-8 / 978-1-64358-623-6 (USA edition)
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February 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Holdout: One jury member changed the verdict. What if she was wrong?
Author(s): Graham Moore
ISBN: 1-4091-9679-8 / 978-1-4091-9679-2 (UK edition)
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February 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Holdout: A Novel
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May 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Holdout: A Novel
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February 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Holdout: One jury member changed the verdict. What if she was wrong? 'The Times Best Books of 2020'
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ISBN: 1-4091-9681-X / 978-1-4091-9681-5 (UK edition)
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February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Holdout: One jury member changed the verdict. What if she was wrong?
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ISBN: 1-4091-9680-1 / 978-1-4091-9680-8 (UK edition)
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February 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Holdout: A Novel
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February 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Holdout
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February 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Holdout
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February 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Holdout: A Novel
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Title: The Holdout: A Novel
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Title: The Holdout: A Novel
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Title: The Holdout: The tense, gripping Richard and Judy Book Club pick for 2021
Author(s): Graham Moore
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