We, the Jury

By Robert Rotstein

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On the day before his twenty-first wedding anniversary, David Sullinger buried an ax in his wife’s skull. Now, eight jurors must retire to the deliberation room and decide whether David committed premeditated murder—or whether he was a battered spouse who killed his wife in self-defense.
Told from the perspective of over a dozen participants in a murder trial, We, the Jury examines how public perception can mask the ghastliest nightmares. As the jurors stagger toward a verdict, they must sift through contradictory testimony from the Sullingers’ children, who disagree on which parent was Satan; sort out conflicting allegations of severe physical abuse, adultery, and incest; and overcome personal animosities and biases that threaten a fair and just verdict. Ultimately, the central figures in We, the Jury must navigate the blurred boundaries between bias and objectivity, fiction and truth.

Full Description
Play Sample

Runtime

8h 13m

Release

10/23/18

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Thrillers

Runtime

8h 13m

Release

10/23/18

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Thrillers

Book Trailer

We, The Jury by Robert Rotstein
Description

On the day before his twenty-first wedding anniversary, David Sullinger buried an ax in his wife’s skull. Now, eight jurors must retire to the deliberation room and decide whether David committed premeditated murder—or whether he was a battered spouse who killed his wife in self-defense.

Told from the perspective of over a dozen participants in a murder trial, We, the Jury examines how public perception can mask the ghastliest nightmares. As the jurors stagger toward a verdict, they must sift through contradictory testimony from the Sullingers’ children, who disagree on which parent was Satan; sort out conflicting allegations of severe physical abuse, adultery, and incest; and overcome personal animosities and biases that threaten a fair and just verdict. Ultimately, the central figures in We, the Jury must navigate the blurred boundaries between bias and objectivity, fiction and truth.

Praise

We, the Jury has what most legal thrillers lack—total authenticity, which is spellbinding.” James Patterson

“Who says the legal thriller is gone? Obviously someone who has not read this little gem. Cleverly told, with a different kind of ticking clock, the drama is tough as nails, the chemistry enticing. It’s both believable and evocative. You must read it.” Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Malta Exchange

“The best legal thriller this year. Rotstein’s insight into the insidious nature of jurors and jury trials blew me away. A masterpiece of voice, character, and points of view. Get it. Buy it. And become part of We, the Jury.” Robert Dugoni, #1 Amazon, Wall Street Journal, and internationally bestselling author of My Sister’s Grave

We, the Jury is an exceptional legal thriller that is told from multiple viewpoints during jury deliberations in a major murder case. I found myself changing my opinion on the defendant’s guilt or innocence until the surprise ending.” Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of The Third Victim

“A gripping novel, We, the Jury offers an inside look into the judicial system and how each character reacts to a legal situation. Their own personal lifestyles and events cause them to think hard and then think again upon realizing the significance of holding someone’s life in their hands.” New York Journal of Books

“The reader is given a fly-on-the-wall vantage point of how personal perceptions, biases, and time can inform a decision as serious as a guilty or not-guilty murder verdict…With complex and real-life characters whose psyches Rotstein delves into deeply, We, the Jury is a unique read and not to be missed.” Mystery Scene magazine

“From the moment the judge…accidentally gives the jury incorrect instructions, things start taking interesting turns.” Publishers Weekly

“These scenes deal with gnarly matters of perception and interpretation, and both can be so manipulated by artful courtroom performers that the truth becomes unknowable…The drama is played out on this abstract level, making it a natural for thoughtful mystery readers who have served on a jury.” Booklist

“Rotstein skillfully creates a suspenseful story told from over a dozen points of view from the participants in the murder trial…Readers will be riveted right up to the end. Highly recommended for fans of legal thrillers.” Library Journal

“A unique, razor-sharp legal thriller—Robert Rotstein does it again!” Nancy Allen, author of the Ozarks Mystery Legal Suspense series

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Robert Rotstein

Author Biography

Robert Rotstein, with James Patterson, is the author of The Family Lawyer, the title story of the New York Times bestselling collection. His other books include Corrupt Practices, Reckless Disregard, and The Bomb Maker’s Son. Rotstein practices intellectual property law with the Los Angeles firm Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp, LLP, and has represented all the major movie studios and record companies, as well as well-known directors and writers.