The Reckoning

The Reckoning

Paperback Published on: 11/07/2019
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John Grisham returns to Clanton, Mississippi, to tell 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.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781473684423
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Weight: 350g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 36 mm

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The Reckoning
John grisham at his best.
Another 5 star book from john grisham does it again! Another great book to read 5 stars for the master of american thrillers.
Alison carroll
The Reckoning
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It’s always a good tale that raises an intriguing question in the first chapter and doesn’t give an explanation until the last chapter- in this novel that’... READ MORE
Ken Tracey
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Transparency is key to ultimate content in life!!!!
Loved the story telling and the visual imagery it created as you go along.The ordeal of the POWs couldn’t have been more heart wrenching.Black marketing of... READ MORE
Sayantani Majumder
The Reckoning
Brilliant, unputdownable
Many years ago I read my first Grisham, A time to kill and followed that with The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber and The Runaway Jury. I ... READ MORE