THE RECKONING
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'I couldn't help thinking of Harper Lee's great American novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird' while reading The Reckoning . . . [Grisham] knows how to spin a yarn' - Chicago Sun-Times 'May be his greatest work yet' - David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon In his unforgettable new novel, John Grisham tells 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. Further praise for The Reckoning 'Beautifully constructed . . . weaves a truly magical spell' - Daily Mail 'In this saga of love and war, John Grisham has given us a sprawling and engrossing story about a southern family, a global conflict, and the kinds of secrets that can shape all of us. From the courtrooms and jails of rural Mississippi to the war-torn Pacific, Grisham spins a tale that is at once entertaining and illuminating' - Jon Meacham, New York Times bestselling author of The Soul of America 'John Grisham is the master of legal fiction, and his latest starts with a literal bang - and then travels backward through the horrors of war to explore what makes a hero, what makes a villain, and how thin the line between the two might be' - Jodi Picoult, internationally bestselling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things 'When a master of storytelling and suspense takes on one of the most wrenching stories in history, the result is a book that will break your heart, set your blood pumping and your mind racing, and leave you gasping for breath by the final page. I'm still trying to recover from The Reckoning' - Candice Millard, New York Times bestselling author of The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic



Rayons : Policier & Thriller > Policier

  • EAN

    9781473684591

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    502 Pages

  • Longueur

    17.7 cm

  • Largeur

    11 cm

  • Poids

    275 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Poche

John Grisham

Né dans l'Arkansas le 8 février 1955, marié et père de deux enfants, John Grisham a commencé sa carrière comme avocat. Passionné d'écriture, il écrivait des romans à ses heures perdues. Son premier roman, "Non coupable" ("A Time to kill"), fut publié par un petit éditeur en 1989. Avec "La Firme", paru en 1991 et vendu à des millions d'exemplaires, il rencontra son premier grand succès. Depuis, "L'Affaire Pélican", "Le Maître du Jeu", "Le Client", "L'Associé", "Le Testament", "L'Engrenage"... ont déclenché le même enthousiasme auprès d'un nombre de lecteurs de plus en plus impressionnant. Mis en place à 2,8 millions d'exemplaires, chacun de ses livres est un véritable événement : à New York, on fait la queue devant les librairies pour se les procurer. Mais cela n'empêche pas l'auteur le plus lu dans le monde de vivre simplement et de déjouer les pièges de la célébrité.

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