Get in My Kindle: The Reckoning by John Grisham

Happy Monday, fellow readers! I had to work this weekend and didn’t get a chance to read until yesterday afternoon. Even though I didn’t get much reading done this weekend, I’m still eyeing books for my ever growing to be read pile. What better way to start a Monday than looking forward to an intriguing upcoming release? If you’re a kindle reader, heads up: you can have this one in your Kindle tomorrow! Paperback readers will have to wait longer, but it may just be worth the wait. *Thus far, no Get in My Kindle feature is a sponsored post, and I haven’t been giving an advance reader copy of the book. I’m simply sharing the books I’m interested in reading.

Title: The Reckoning
Author: John Grisham
Release Date: October 23, 2018
Description: 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, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed his pastor and friend, the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder weren’t shocking enough, it was even more baffling that 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.

Why I Can’t Wait to Read: The first time I was exposed to John Grisham was when someone gave me a copy of A Time to Kill. I was immediately immersed in this legal thriller. The detail with which Grisham related the trial gripped me. I can remember really enjoying this book, and then never picking up another Grisham novel. I don’t know why I didn’t. Maybe it was because I began to focus on reading books in the genres I wanted to work in. Whatever the reason, when I saw the description for this book, I was intrigued. It reminded me of what I loved about A Time to Kill. I can’t wait to figure out why the faithful member of the church killed the reverend, and why he wouldn’t give his motive.

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Are you a fan of legal thrillers? Will The Reckoning make your TBR pile?  Any other legal thrillers you’re looking forward to this fall? Let me know in the comments section!

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