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Publisher Description


In 1970, Willie Traynor comes to Clanton, Mississippi, in a Triumph Spitfire and a fog of vague ambitions. Within a year, the twenty-three-year-old finds himself the owner of Ford County’s only newspaper, famous for its well-crafted obituaries. While the rest of America is in the grips of turmoil, Clanton lives on the edge of another age—until the brutal murder of a young mother rocks the town and thrusts Willie into the center of a storm.

Daring to report the true horrors of the crime, Willie makes as many friends as enemies in Clanton, and over the next decade he sometimes wonders how he got there in the first place. But he can never escape the crime that shattered his innocence or the criminal whose evil left an indelible stain. Because as the ghosts of the South’s past gather around Willie, as tension swirls around Clanton, men and women who served on a jury nine years ago are starting to die one by one—as a killer exacts the ultimate revenge.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

Mysteries & Thrillers
April 25
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

McP31 ,

a mess

a complete and utter mess of a story. Jumps around haphazardly and by the end you just don’t care. Weak Mr Grisham, weak

Swooof ,

Great book

This was not a law book, but a warm, wonderful story of family, loyalty, friendship and love. Yes, there was violence, murder, court appearances, trials, but the central story was about a young man and his new life in a small southern town in the 70s. I enjoyed it immensely. A great work of fiction. I love John Grisham’s books. I recommend this book!

Cupofsoup ,

Best book for a vacation

Enjoyed this book so much on vacation sitting on my balcony looking out to sea. It kept me glued to find out what happened next, like a good book should. I was hooked from the first few pages, horrified by the events, laughed, got teary eyed, and absolutely loved it! Grisham is just one of many authors that makes me love reading.

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