March's book: "The Holdout” by Graham Moore. Copies are available at the library.
"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. "
This group is led by Vicki Duhr. The Mystery Book Club meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 9:30 am.
For the time being the group has decided to move to the Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake in order to ensure social distancing. While we can and do move furniture in the library to accommodate larger groups, the mystery book club has some vulnerable members who will feel more comfortable in Green Lake's soaring theater space. Book club members will still get their books from the library, and may return here for discussions at some point.
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