The electrifying new thriller from internationally best-selling author John Grisham.
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.
"Scintillating storytelling." (The Sunday Times)
"A buoyant, mischievous thriller... This reliable best-selling author is feeling real pleasure, and not just obligation, in delivering his work." (New York Times)
"A wild, hard-to-put-down romp." (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
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Stellenweise sehr langatmig
Die Episode in den Philippinen ist sehr langatmig und passt nicht wirklich in die Geschichte. Es wirkt, als wollte Grisham hier zwei Bücher in einem schreiben: Kriegsroman und Familiendrama mit einem Schuss (Grisham-typischen) Justizthriller…leider nicht wirklich gelungen. Eines seiner schwächeren Bücher.
Story goes nowhere
I am a big Grisham fan but was hugely disappointed with this book. Contrary to most of his books, it appears he has tried to create a historical novel here. However, after an exciting beginning The story then drifts for most of the remainder from scene to scene building background to the protagonist but never manages to turn the corner with any excitement until a small twist at the very end which still left me very disappointed.