A Time to Kill - John Grisham

A Time to Kill

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 1993-10-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
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From 1,350 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The master of the legal thriller probes the savage depths of racial violence in this searing courtroom drama featuring the beloved Jake Brigance.

“John Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

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

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

Don’t miss any of John Grisham’s gripping books featuring Jake Brigance:
A TIME TO KILL • SYCAMORE ROW • A TIME FOR MERCY • SPARRING PARTNERS

Reviews

  • A time to kill

    5
    By tinguaro1221
    Great novel, depicting the racism and injustices that black people have lived through.
  • Amazing

    5
    By amboothe12
    I absolutely loved reading this book!!! I had read it back in high school, but never got to the end. Reading it again as an adult was so enjoyable! I would read it again and again and again! Absolutely top 5 favorite books!
  • A Time to Kill

    5
    By Maby T
    Suspense all the way through. Surprise throughout the book.
  • Exciting

    5
    By deenlos
    Another great story from Grisham. I was glued to the book until the very end. The suspense was intense.
  • Great read!

    5
    By GF Texas
    Wow! What a story!
  • Awesome read

    5
    By Gladys CPA
    Loved it
  • A Time To Kill

    5
    By hanshh26
    A must read. Follow the stories till the end, it won’t disappoint. It’s definetely worth the time.
  • Great to read Grisham’s first

    5
    By deanteam08
    I’m a late arrival to Grisham’s literature but so happy I’ve picked it up. Fun to go back to his very first book and it’s honestly a shock this didn’t have immediate success. For a legal thriller, it asks a simple question that leads to complex answers. Parts made my jaw drop and other parts made me laugh out loud. Great read!
  • Excellent

    5
    By KianaSamone
    Sad to say they went through so much in the Deep South, The hatred for African Americans was astronomical. It broke my heart in many ways reading this book but it was so good I could not stop reading ! I would’ve done the same thing Carl Lee did and would’ve welcomed the circumstances no matter what! Thankful he had a lawyer like Jake awesome character ! Great Read, a great purchase! Would definitely read over and over!
  • A Time to Kill

    5
    By Waynerogers6oh6
    This was an ABSOLUTE page turner. It did NOT disappoint