The Reckoning by John Grisham

The Reckoning

John Grisham's The Reckoning is the master storyteller's most powerful, surprising, and accomplished novel yet"John Grisham is not only the master of suspense but also an acute observer of the human condition. And these remarkable skills converge in The Reckoning--an original, gripping, penetrating novel that may be his greatest work yet."--David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower MoonOctober 1946, Clanton, Mississi...

Details The Reckoning

TitleThe Reckoning
Release DateOct 23rd, 2018
PublisherDoubleday Books
GenreFiction, Mystery, Thriller

Reviews The Reckoning

  • Travis Fortney
    Somewhat of a departure for Grisham, though his recent books The Rogue Lawyer and The Rooster Bar haven't perfectly fit the mold of "legal thriller" (which he pretty much created) either. This one is about a World War II hero named Pete Banning who kills the preacher Dexter Bell for reasons unkown. Suspense in the novel is two-fold. Question one, will Pete be executed for his crime, and two, will we ever learn his motive? I found the first part o...
  • Shoshana G
    I hated this book. It was racist, sexist, and most damningly - boring. The way Grisham talked about the black characters was condescending and the way he talked about Mary Ann was both racist and sexist. The reasons behind the crime were obvious and boring. If Grisham wanted to write a book about the horrors of the Pacific theater during World War II he should've just written that book, but those chapters merely served to point out the lack in su...
  • Brenda
    Author John Grisham never fails to tell a story well, but in this instance, I question whether the story needed to be told at all. In a departure from his typical legal thriller, Grisham tells the story of Pete Banning, favorite son of Clanton Mississippi and a surviving WWII POW veteran. After being declared dead, yet somehow miraculously surviving the horrors of the Bataan death march and POW Camp O'Donnell, Pete Banning returns home for a joyo...
  • Jo Dervan
    Grisham has written a new legal thriller set in Mississippi for his readers. Pete Banning was drafted into the US Army and ended up fighting with General McArthur’s troops in the Philippines during World War II. Then he disappeared after a battle with the Japanese and was assumed dead. His family, back on a cotton farm in Mississippi, was informed that they might never see him again. For 3 years he remained missing, first as a Japanese prisoner...
  • Irene
    The Reckoning by John Grisham. Not taut thriller courtroom drama I was expecting from Mr Grisham. Couldn't relate to the characters and wasn't drawn into the story. I'm sure other people will enjoy it.Thank you to the publisher, author, and NetGalley for the opportunity to preview the book.