#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The master of the legal thriller probes the savage depths of racial violence in this searing courtroom drama featuring the beloved Jake Brigance.
“John Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
The life of a ten-year-old black girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless white men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime—until the girl’s father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own hands.
For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client’s life—and then his own.
Don’t miss any of John Grisham’s gripping Jake Brigance novels:
A TIME TO KILL • SYCAMORE ROW • A TIME FOR MERCY
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
John Grisham showed his mastery of the legal thriller with this taut, slow-burn story of a small-town Southern lawyer taking on a racially charged case. When a 10-year-old black girl is raped by two local white reprobates, her father takes justice into his own hands, murdering them in a state of rage. Local attorney Jake Brigance takes on the man’s case, despite the escalating racial violence surrounding it in their largely segregated town of Clanton, Mississippi. Can he and his client survive the turmoil as long-simmering racial tensions threaten to tear their community apart? Tackling racism, our flawed criminal justice system, and the often heavily biased role of the media, Grisham does more than pay lip service to these hot-button issues. He also paints the novel’s setting in vivid detail, filling A Time to Kill with compelling side characters and moments of small-town eccentricity. By the time this tightly wound thriller reached its conclusion, we couldn’t wait to start the sequel, Sycamore Row.
Wow! What a story!
A Time To Kill
A must read. Follow the stories till the end, it won’t disappoint. It’s definetely worth the time.