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When it comes to courtroom drama, John Grisham lays down the law in some of the best thrillers we’ve ever read. But his latest novel is so hush-hush that almost no one knows what he’s up to…except us…and now you.
In 1970, Mississippi, 23-year-old college dropout Willie Traynor got the chance to turn quite a few lives around—especially his own—when he bought the bankrupt Ford County Times. To get out of the red, Willie made sure The Times, more than any other paper, stayed with the sensational and heartbreaking story of a young girl’s brutal rape and murder at the hands of a psychopath.
The ensuing trial was played before a packed house in Clanton, Mississippi, where the defendant, deranged by fury, threatened the jurors. Willie couldn’t have asked for a more dramatic, headline-making conclusion. Only it wasn’t over…
For nine long years the murderer has been living and dreaming retribution. Now he’s bought his way out of prison, and he’s heading straight to Ford County. He wants vengeance against those who convicted him in court. But from Willie Traynor, the man who buried him in the press, he wants blood…
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