The Last Juror
In 1970, Willie Traynor came to Mississippi in a Triumph Spitfire and a fog of vague ambitions. Within a year, the twenty-three-year-old college dropout found himself the owner of Ford County’s only newspaper, famous for its well-crafted obituaries. While the rest of America was in the grips of... show more
In 1970, Willie Traynor came to Mississippi in a Triumph Spitfire and a fog of vague ambitions. Within a year, the twenty-three-year-old college dropout found himself the owner of Ford County’s only newspaper, famous for its well-crafted obituaries. While the rest of America was in the grips of social turmoil, Willie’s adopted town of Clanton lived on the edge of another age, until the brutal murder of a young mother rocked the sleepy community—and thrust Willie into the center of a storm. Daring to report the true horrors of the crime, Willie made as many friends as enemies in Clanton—and over the next decade he would take stances, break barriers, and sometimes wonder how he had gotten there in the first place. But he could never escape the crime that had shattered his innocence or the criminal whose evil had left an indelible stain. Because as the ghosts of the South’s past gather around Willie, as issues of race and justice swirl around Clanton, men and women who served on a jury nine years ago are starting to die one by one—as a killer exacts the ultimate revenge. . . .
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 14th 2004
Pages no: 487
Edition language: English
The Last Juror by John GrishamIn this book we learn about the history of the paper and how putting in controversial obits makes a difference. The new editor also posts a lot of local community news: group meetings, killings, etc.One has been sent to prison for rape and killing a woman. He tells the ...
this started out really poorly but quickly picked up. the story was alright but quite choppy. it read more like a collection of related short stories, and would have been better in that format, which maybe is why he later wrote that short story collection ford county. not one of his better ones, ...
I really enjoyed this story. It was my first Grisham, and I expected it to be a plot-driven, fast-paced novel. It was not that at all, and I could not have been more thrilled with the direction the story took.It was, more than anything, just a slice of real Southern life. It was a story meant to be ...
I thought this was one of Grisham's better books. It combined his knack for writing "thrillers" with his sense of life and the law in the south. The humor in the book was great. I read this on vacation one summer or spring and remember chuckling and reading passages out loud to my wife. There's ...
Something about lawyers, and juries, and really complicated plot. I seem to prefer that a writer make up new names and quirks for their characters, even if they're going to write the same sort of story every time. I don't know why that would be less tiresome that a series, but for some reason, it ...
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