A Time for Mercy - John Grisham

A Time for Mercy

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2020-10-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 4,953 Ratings

Description

Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that The New York Times says is "riveting" and "suspenseful."
  
Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line.
 
In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and—most of all—heart.
 
Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet.
 
There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes A Time for Mercy.

Reviews

  • Mercy Denied

    3
    By Magick666
    Not Grisham's best. Started hot, but died in a pool of slow courtroom procedure. Actual court was riveting but was way at the end and needs a sequel to complete the story arc.
  • A great read.

    5
    By Rhinosandy III
    Always a great story teller.
  • Time for mercy

    4
    By Jasperjetson
    Grisham is a great wordsmith and story teller but the ending was a dud. Wrap it up. Left me flat.
  • A time for mercy

    1
    By Crdaug
    Very disappointing. I made it through 120 pages only due to my reluctance to admit I had wasted $14.00. The characters, the setting and dialogue are all boring and bland. It gets some very favorable reviews on here. I assume the writing must improve later on , but I’m not willing to stick it out. After being disappointed a couple of times by Grisham’s later works, I’m beginning to believe that his initial books were ghost written instead of the other way around.
  • Great story

    5
    By LA PI Mike
    Very engaging and enjoyable
  • A true masterpiece

    5
    By Mizzou_Surg
    This was an outstanding novel and I could hardly keep myself away from it. I felt a personal connection to the characters in the book and the range of emotion extending across bursting in laughter to crying tears. Wonderful book. I hope a movie comes from it.
  • Captivated

    5
    By jeff1509
    I could stop reading, thanks Mr. G for another awesome book. If you are fan of his books you have to read this series. I will miss Jake in the courtroom.
  • Good ending to a series

    5
    By Cinq Cepages
    A good wrap to the series. Small towns and small counties can only be so convincing. That is how many dramas can occur there?
  • Excellent Book

    5
    By Ladybug723
    It is a wonderful book and very hard to put down. I enjoyed it immensely.
  • Another Perfect Grisham Novel!

    5
    By melodyve
    When I see a teenager involved in a murder, I always feel luke they should be tried as an adult. Thus book made me think deeply about that opinion...