The Judge's List - John Grisham

The Judge's List

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2021-10-19
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 6,619 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Investigator Lacy Stoltz follows the trail of a serial killer, and closes in on a shocking suspect—a sitting judge—in “one of the best crime reads of the year.... Bristling with high-tech detail and shivering with suspense.... Worth staying up all night to finish” (Wall Street Journal).
In The Whistler, Lacy Stoltz investigated a corrupt judge who was taking millions in bribes from a crime syndicate. She put the criminals away, but only after being attacked and nearly killed. Three years later, and approaching forty, she is tired of her work for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct and ready for a change.

Then she meets a mysterious woman who is so frightened she uses a number of aliases. Jeri Crosby’s father was murdered twenty years earlier in a case that remains unsolved and that has grown stone cold. But Jeri has a suspect whom she has become obsessed with and has stalked for two decades. Along the way, she has discovered other victims.

Suspicions are easy enough, but proof seems impossible. The man is brilliant, patient, and always one step ahead of law enforcement. He is the most cunning of all serial killers. He knows forensics, police procedure, and most important: he knows the law.

He is a judge, in Florida—under Lacy’s jurisdiction.

He has a list, with the names of his victims and targets, all unsuspecting people unlucky enough to have crossed his path and wronged him in some way. How can Lacy pursue him, without becoming the next name on his list?

The Judge’s List is by any measure John Grisham’s most surprising, chilling novel yet.


  • Great Read

    By Slilthy52
    Thanks for an awesome book!
  • Captivating

    By j l Stinson
    “Absolutely Brilliant,” the inner workings of detail placed me in a maze filled with the unknown.
  • The Judges List

    By C. S. Beverly
    I compelling, intriguing and exciting read! I would highly recommend this book!
  • Loved!

    By MomawTT
    Great read and easy read! Solid 8 or higher!
  • Interesting

    By SydneyAaliyah
    Great story. So amazing and great twist and turns. I loved it.
  • Read anything else

    By NickHickman
    No depth, bad ending, and a pace that races at points when you want more and slowly trudges along when it needs to speed up. It reads like an article summarizing murders in a newspaper. Save your time and money, this one isn’t worth it.
  • Another great book by Grisham!

    By markteach
    This book was different from the usual. Very interesting, captivating and enticing. I really enjoyed it and it was very well written, as per John Grisham. Markteach
  • Great Read!

    By Windtrw
    Suspenseful right to the end! Great story line!
  • Good book

    By mcddby
    Excellent book to read.
  • Intriguing

    By Toby1022
    Kept my interest from beginning to end.