The Last Juror
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn 1970, Willie Traynor comes to Clanton, Mississippi, in a Triumph Spitfire and a fog of vague ambitions. Within a year, the twenty-three-year-old finds himself the owner of Ford County’s only newspaper, famous for its well-crafted obituaries. While the rest of... show more
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn 1970, Willie Traynor comes to Clanton, Mississippi, in a Triumph Spitfire and a fog of vague ambitions. Within a year, the twenty-three-year-old finds himself the owner of Ford County’s only newspaper, famous for its well-crafted obituaries. While the rest of America is in the grips of turmoil, Clanton lives on the edge of another age—until the brutal murder of a young mother rocks the town and thrusts Willie into the center of a storm.Daring to report the true horrors of the crime, Willie makes as many friends as enemies in Clanton, and over the next decade he sometimes wonders how he got there in the first place. But he can never escape the crime that shattered his innocence or the criminal whose evil left an indelible stain. Because as the ghosts of the South’s past gather around Willie, as tension swirls 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.
Publish date: March 27th 2012
Pages no: 496
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 ...
Though it is not one of Grisham's more powerful legal thrillers, The Last Juror still passes for being well-written, with a satisfactory—albeit a bit slow—storyline. The bonding of friendship between the protagonist attorney, Willie Traynor, whom, by the way, narrates the story in the first person, ...