The Reckoning

A Novel

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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham's most powerful, surprising, and suspenseful thriller yet • “A murder mystery, a courtroom drama, a family saga.” —USA Today

October 1946, Clanton, Mississippi

Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi’s favorite son—a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, and committed a shocking crime.  Pete's only statement about it—to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family—was: "I have nothing to say." He was not afraid of death and was willing to take his motive to the grave.
           
In a major novel unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete’s defense attorney tries desperately to save him. 

Reminiscent of the finest tradition of Southern Gothic storytelling, The Reckoning would not be complete without Grisham’s signature layers of legal suspense, and he delivers on every page.

Don’t miss John Grisham’s new book, THE EXCHANGE: AFTER THE FIRM!

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2018
October 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
432
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Jbo7777777 ,

Uhhhhh ok

Ok book. Sure wish the original John Grisham would return. But this is not his worst but not a favorite..... still a good read.

That Aggie Addison ,

Honestly a let down

The story was so incredible until the last 25 pages. The build up is amazing and as I read with the inability to put it down I get to the end to be completely disappointed. Not John’s best work.

Scrappin ally ,

The Reckoning

Very slow moving novel. I put it down many times but would force myself to read to the end. I expected much more from John Grisham. I’ve read all his books and enjoyed the story lines. This was sad from beginning to end. The demise of a family. Would never recommend this to any one.

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