A Time to Kill by John Grisham

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Now that I have read A Time to Kill I am very glad that I have, it did not disappoint...Overall I really enjoyed A Time to Kill. It was an enjoyable read that captivated my attention right from the opening page. I recommend this to any and all readers, but especially those who love courtroom drama.
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Synopsis

Don’t miss a sneak peek of Sycamore Row, John Grisham’s new novel inspired by A Time to Kill, in the back of the book.

The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands.

For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client’s life–and then his own.
 

About John Grisham

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Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year (his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, and The Broker) and all of them have become international bestsellers. The Innocent Man (October 2006) marks his first foray into non-fiction. Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea. The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, VA.
 
Published March 9, 2010 by Dell. 504 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Education & Reference, Crime, Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books. Fiction
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Reviewed by Karen Hancock on Jul 26 2015

All-in-all, A Time to Kill is an excellent read. Grisham is a master story teller and his courtroom dramas are fascinating. There is much suspense throughout this book, and the reader is kept on the edge of his seat awaiting the outcome of the trial...Readers will not be disappointed and will be mesmerized from beginning to end.

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Reviewed by Jeff R on Aug 08 2015

A Time To Kill by John Grisham is a superb legal thriller about racism, murder and revenge...the best thing about A Time To Kill is the way that Grisham relays what each character is thinking.

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Reviewed by Tony Peters on Mar 24 2009

Now that I have read A Time to Kill I am very glad that I have, it did not disappoint...Overall I really enjoyed A Time to Kill. It was an enjoyable read that captivated my attention right from the opening page. I recommend this to any and all readers, but especially those who love courtroom drama.

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Reviewed by David Ben Efraim on Oct 10 2012

As for the story itself, it is quite captivating, and I found myself struggling not to read the ending more than once...so make of that what you will. All in all, A Time to Kill may be Grisham's best piece of literature (in my opinion, at least), and any fan of his or courtroom dramas should take the time to check him out.

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Reviewed by TheHouseworkCanWait on Jun 20 2012

This book is incredibly moving. The brutal attack on 10-year-old Tonya at the beginning of the book will chill you to the bone. And the rest of the book doesn’t shy away from difficult questions...I’d recommend this book even if you don’t think legal thrillers are your thing.

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