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The Reckoning: the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham (Paperback)
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The Reckoning: the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 21/02/2019
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'I couldn't help thinking of Harper Lee's great American novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" while reading The Reckoning . . . [Grisham] knows how to spin a yarn' - Chicago Sun-Times

'May be his greatest work yet' - David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon

In his unforgettable new novel, John Grisham tells the story of an unthinkable murder, the bizarre trial that followed it, and its profound and lasting effect on the people of Ford County.

Pete Banning was Clanton's favourite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbour, and a faithful member of the Methodist Church. Then one cool October morning in 1946. he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell.

As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it - to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends, and to the people of Clanton - was 'I have nothing to say'.

And so the murder of the esteemed Reverend Bell became the most mysterious and unforgettable crime Ford County had ever known.

Further praise for The Reckoning

'Beautifully constructed . . . weaves a truly magical spell' - Daily Mail

'In this saga of love and war, John Grisham has given us a sprawling and engrossing story about a southern family, a global conflict, and the kinds of secrets that can shape all of us. From the courtrooms and jails of rural Mississippi to the war-torn Pacific, Grisham spins a tale that is at once entertaining and illuminating' - Jon Meacham, New York Times bestselling author of The Soul of America

'John Grisham is the master of legal fiction, and his latest starts with a literal bang - and then travels backward through the horrors of war to explore what makes a hero, what makes a villain, and how thin the line between the two might be' - Jodi Picoult, internationally bestselling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things

'When a master of storytelling and suspense takes on one of the most wrenching stories in history, the result is a book that will break your heart, set your blood pumping and your mind racing, and leave you gasping for breath by the final page. I'm still trying to recover from The Reckoning' - Candice Millard, New York Times bestselling author of The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473684577
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 530 g
Dimensions: 230 x 153 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
I couldn't help thinking of Harper Lee's great American novel To Kill a Mockingbird while reading The Reckoning . . . [Grisham] knows how to spin a yarn * Chicago Sun-Times *
Beautifully constructed, [The Reckoning] captures the racial tensions of the Deep South and weaves a truly magical spell * Daily Mail *
In this saga of love and war, John Grisham has given us a sprawling and engrossing story about a southern family, a global conflict, and the kinds of secrets that can shape all of us. From the courtrooms and jails of rural Mississippi to the war-torn Pacific, Grisham spins a tale that is at once entertaining and illuminating * Jon Meacham, New York Times bestselling author of The Soul of America *
John Grisham is the master of legal fiction, and his latest starts with a literal bang - and then travels backward through the horrors of war to explore what makes a hero, what makes a villain, and how thin the line between the two might be * Jodi Picoult, internationally bestselling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things *
When a master of storytelling and suspense takes on one of the most wrenching stories in history, the result is a book that will break your heart, set your blood pumping and your mind racing, and leave you gasping for breath by the final page. I'm still trying to recover from The Reckoning * Candice Millard, New York Times bestselling author of The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic *
A murder mystery, a courtroom drama, a family saga, a coming-of-age story, a war narrative, a period piece: The Reckoning is Grisham's argument that he's not just a boilerplate thriller writer. Most jurors will think he has made his case * USA Today *

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“A war hero and murder”

It says so on the book's flap as well as on any description written about it. The novel opens with Pete Banning going over to the Methodist Church he and his family attended and shooting and killing his friend... More

Hardback edition
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“The Reckoning by John Grisham”

Vintage Grisham!
Twists and turns along the way much like the mighty Mississippi itself.

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“Usual High Standard”

I love John Grisham as a writer and enjoyed this his latest novel but did not think it was his best.
As usual the maturity of his writing shines through in this family drama and historically, Grisham makes the reader... More

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