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The Reckoning

the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham

'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

Pete Banning was Clanton's favourite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family; a farmer, father, 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'.

What turned Pete from a pillar of the community into cold-hearted killer? And why won't he confide in anyone? All his closest family knows is that it must have been something devastating - and that the fallout will haunt them, and the town, for decades to come . . .

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

Portrait

John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specialising in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987.

His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury.

Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of non-fiction, three sports novels, seven kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 42 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 512
Erscheinungsdatum 18.06.2019
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4736-8459-1
Verlag Hodder And Stoughton
Maße (L/B/H) 17,7/11,2/4 cm
Gewicht 278 g
Verkaufsrang 1238
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Lena-Julie Brunner, Thalia-Buchhandlung Cuxhaven

This is a beautifully constructed novel... And the author shows that he is the master of legal fiction.

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Amazing story
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Uznach am 07.11.2019

my first book from John Grisham (but wll not be my last). I was hoocked on the story from the first sentence, it was the perfect mix for me on long lasting legal stuff, heart breacking WW2 history, love and betrayal. Great entertainment!

absolute pageturner
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Tübingen am 26.04.2019
Bewertet: Format: eBook (ePUB)

Although you know, from the very beginning on, who died, how he died, who did that, and although there is no difficult struggling of the police to get hold of him, he's just wating for the police to be fetched, you need to go on reading. Currently I've only reached page 111 from 1001, and I think I know everything about the s... Although you know, from the very beginning on, who died, how he died, who did that, and although there is no difficult struggling of the police to get hold of him, he's just wating for the police to be fetched, you need to go on reading. Currently I've only reached page 111 from 1001, and I think I know everything about the situation, but anyway I need to go on as more and more options appear, how the story might end. To turn a detective story inside out, excellent!