A Time for Mercy

A Time for Mercy

Book - 2020 | First edition.
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Court-appointed lawyer Jake Brigance puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line to defend a sixteen-year-old suspect who is accused of killing a local deputy and facing the death penalty.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2020.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385545969
Characteristics: 464 pages ; 25 cm


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Hillsboro_ElizabethH Nov 23, 2020

One of Grisham's best, in my humble opinion. Like many people have stated, it appears he's set Jake Brigance up to be in another novel. I'm okay with that - I like Jake, and want to know what happens next!

As usual, good character development - you really get to know and like (or hate) them.

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Jan 08, 2021

As with all his books, Grisham offers interesting characters and a suspenful story. However, he leaves so much unanswered at the end that I felt very disappointed. I read 464 pages and it was like Grisham got tired and did not want to write anymore. Very unlike him to do this.

TSCPL_Sherry Jan 03, 2021

I enjoyed reading about familiar characters including Jake Brigance, Judge Noose, and Sheriff Ozzie from the town of Clanton, Mississippi. The story line is a good one; including social issues like domestic abuse and poverty. The book did leave some questions unanswered.

Dec 22, 2020

I thought it was great. A little of a let down at the end, but in reality was probably correct. Grisham rarely disappoints. I recommend this if you are a Grisham fan and especially a Brigance fan.

Dec 19, 2020

I enjoyed it right up until the end. the day after I finished it I picked it up to continue reading and had a moment where I thought I had missed something with the ending. I skimmed through the last 2 chapters to make sure I had finished it! then I thought maybe it was me missing something but after reading several of the reviews here I realize I didn't miss anything, it was not a strong ending and lots of loose ends.

Dec 17, 2020

Too long of a book to have such a disappointing ending with too many loose ends. For me, this was his worst book.

Dec 13, 2020

I enjoyed it, the storyline was good and the characters entertaining. At times it was slow, too much fluffy narrative. The ending left room for a sequel. Great book to pass the winter months with.

Dec 11, 2020

Enjoyed the book. But the ending had no ending.

Dec 10, 2020

A great read. Nice to have the old Grisham writing back.

Dec 08, 2020

An excellent read.

Dec 07, 2020

This book reminded me of his early books, where you never knew what was going to happen next. Or what tricks his main character had up his sleeve that Grisham hadn't revealed as yet. Wonderfully paced and I enjoyed reading all but how he chose to end the book. Not a traditional Grisham ending is all I can say.

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