The Client by John Grisham. 11 year old Mark knows a bloody secret. Prosecutors are willing to break all the rules to get him to talk. The mob will stop at nothing to keep him quiet. And his lawyer will do anything to protect her client.
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. The mother of a teenage boy who killed seven fellow students and two adults in a high-school shooting writes a series of letters to her estranged husband on their son's upbringing and questions what she fears may be her own part in the tragedy.
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow. Prosecutor Rusty Sabich is transformed from accuser to accused when he is handed an explosive case--that of the brutal murder of a woman who happens to be his former lover.