The Holdout

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.

Title:The Holdout
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780399591778
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    The Holdout Reviews

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    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 re...

  • Maureen

    25 year old black teacher Bobby Nock, is on trial for killing white 15 year old pupil Jessica Silver, heiress to a billion dollar fortune. Her body hasn’t been discovered, but that isn’t going to ...

  • Paromjit

    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 socia...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    I LOVED IT! I was so sure I’ll love this book: Facts: We have an Oscar winner script writer of “Imitation Games” on the board, still developing three other scripts to produce including this book...

  • JanB

    Ten years ago, Maya, the lone holdout on a jury, convinced 11 of her fellow jurors to acquit a black teacher accused of murdering his white teenage student. Was justice served?One juror, Rick, doesn...

  • Felicia

    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...

  • Holly  B

    I'm always drawn to legal thrillers and decided to give this one a go (even with so many mixed reviews). Glad I did because it was a nice distraction and I always looked forward to picking it up and s...

  • Ceecee

    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 wea...

  • Liz

    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....

  • Larry H

    4.5 stars, rounded up.Graham Moore's latest book, The Holdout , is a pretty great legal thriller, one which I could totally see becoming a movie.Ten years ago the trial rocked the country. A black ...