(Random House)

Momspeak columnist Tracy Grant has that feeling every time she reads a book in the genre of domestic thriller, such as “Defending Jacob” by William Landay.

She writes: “They take recognizable characters in seemingly ordinary lives and with one misstep, one twist of fate, these everyman characters are hurled into a vortex of unspeakable circumstance.”

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