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The Reckoning

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Number-one best-selling author John Grisham's The Reckoning is his most powerful, surprising, and suspenseful thriller yet.

"A murder mystery, a courtroom drama, a family saga...The Reckoning is Grisham's argument that he's not just a boilerplate thriller writer. Most jurors will think the counselor has made his case." (USA Today)

October 1946, Clanton, Mississippi

Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi's favorite son - a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed his pastor and friend, the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder weren't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it - to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family - was: "I have nothing to say." He was not afraid of death and was willing to take his motive to the grave.

In a major novel unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete's defense attorney tries desperately to save him.

Reminiscent of the finest tradition of Southern Gothic storytelling, The Reckoning would not be complete without Grisham's signature layers of legal suspense, and he delivers every minute.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The best thriller writer alive." - Ken Follett


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Hardback Editions

November 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Reckoning (Limited Edition): A Novel
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-385-54417-0 / 978-0-385-54417-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Reckoning: A Novel
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-385-54415-4 / 978-0-385-54415-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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October 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Reckoning: the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-4736-8438-2 / 978-1-4736-8438-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Reckoning: the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-4736-8457-9 / 978-1-4736-8457-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Reckoning
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-4736-8458-7 / 978-1-4736-8458-4 (UK edition)
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October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Reckoning: A Novel
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-525-63931-4 / 978-0-525-63931-2 (USA edition)
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October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Reckoning: the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-4736-8439-0 / 978-1-4736-8439-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

December 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Reckoning: the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-4736-8449-8 / 978-1-4736-8449-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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October 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Reckoning: A Novel
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-525-63925-X / 978-0-525-63925-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Reckoning: A Novel
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-525-63929-2 / 978-0-525-63929-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Reckoning
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October 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Reckoning
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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October 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Reckoning
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Reckoning: A Novel
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Reckoning: A Novel
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Reckoning: A Novel
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Reckoning: A Novel
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Reckoning: A Novel
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Doubleday
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October 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Reckoning: the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU