John Grisham is a reliable author. He tells a good tale, has strong characters, and still surprises at the end. The Reckoning (from 2018) is an entertaining read and page turner. This was a library book sale find for a dollar and both Ray and I got our money's worth.
It's 1946 and Pete Banning is a war hero, runs a prominent family farm in Clanton MS, and is a faithful Methodist church member. So why, on a cool October morning, did he go shoot the pastor and friend, Rev. Dexter Bell?
His only statement, "I have nothing to say."
cover blurb - John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during WWII; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete's defense attorney tries desperately to save him.
I won't write more, won't give anything away. It was easy to jump to conclusions, but worth moving along each chapter and uncovering more motives. Just a solid book with a very likeable hero/villain in Pete Banning. Worth a dollar or a checkout from the library. Enjoy