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The Whistler
The Whistler | John Grisham
The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant. The electrifying new thriller. Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the firing line. Investigating judicial misconduct by Florida's one thousand judges, her cases so far have been relatively unexciting. That's until she meets Greg Myers, an indicted lawyer with an assumed name, who has an extraordinary tale to tell. Myers is representing a whistle blower who knows of a judge involved in organised crime. Along with her gangster associates this judge has facilitated the building of a casino on an Indian reservation. At least two people who opposed the scheme are dead. Since the casino was built, the judge has made several fortunes off undeclared winnings. She owns property around the world, hires private jets to take her where she wishes, and her secret vaults are overflowing with rare books, art and jewels. No one has a clue what she's been doing - until now. Under Florida law, those who help the state recover illegally acquired assets stand to gain a large percentage of them. Myers and his whistle blower friend could make millions. But first they need Lacy to start an investigation. Is she ready to pit herself against the most corrupt judge in American history, a judge whose associates think nothing of murder?
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Ericalambbrown
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Mehso-so

I‘ve never read or listened to a John Grisham book before. I‘ve seen some of the movies based on his work, so I‘m familiar with him. I listened to this one on Libby for our Friends of the Library meeting that‘s coming up as it was this month‘s book. It was alright. It held my interest since it was a quick read. But it wasn‘t awesome. And it doesn‘t encourage me to seek out his other work.

marleed I‘ve realized I read a lot of female authors. I also like to change up my genres because I get super nitpicks when I read too much of the same type book. I‘ve realized a Grisham is a good book to mix it up. 2d
Ericalambbrown @marleed I typically have at least one fiction and one nonfiction going at the same time. This year I‘ve made a point to focus on female writers that I‘ve never read (that‘s made for a great year!). Would recommend other Grisham books? Like I said this was my first and it was just okay for me. (edited) 2d
marleed @Ericalambbrown I am surrounded by piles of book thrifting options in my new (1.5 year) location. I discovered that thrifting prolific authors for 2 bucks a pop is easy. So in a year, I went from no JG books to over 20! It wasn‘t until this October that I really tackled that stack. I didn‘t love any that I read, but they were something more than a meh. I‘m still thinking about The Street Lawyer. 1d
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marleed
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Working down my Grisham‘s, and this was a good story-driven book. And timely, since it allows me to give a shout out to the intestinal fortitude of whistler-blowers!

I picked this one because the cover matched the month, and I finished it just in time for the Day14 #OrangeAndBlack #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge !

@4thhouseontheleft

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Brenda
The Whistler | John Grisham
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I seem to be spending a lot of time with audiobooks lately. My library has a great selection! Enjoying this one , but looking forward to curling up with books from my TBR pile soon. 🤓

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Sapphire666
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Allthingsbooks
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Good....enjoyed start to finish...but now his best.

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vonheinrich
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Good

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emilycoc
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Pickpick

Couldn‘t sleep, so I finished this off. Excellent read!

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emilycoc
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Outside my door... picture doesn‘t make it look like there‘s a lot of snow out there but it‘s still coming down! ❄️ and freezing rain expected later... good excuse to do nothing but read! 😁📚

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emilycoc
The Whistler | John Grisham
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A few weeks ago, I got a text from my dad asking if I had read this book. I said no. The next message asked if I wanted this, as they were at a library sale and it was only a few dollars. Of course I jumped at the opportunity for a new read. Thanks Dad!

Jbakesmcgee3 Awww! That‘s so nice! 🥰 10mo
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Jnnlb
Whistler | John Grisham
Mehso-so

A typical Grisham formula but not his best work

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TheFunkyBookworm
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Thank you @TheReadingMermaid for sending me a copy of this book! I‘m a huge Grisham fan but I haven‘t read this one yet! 💜

Amor4Libros Love Grisham! That was a good one 🙂 1y
CouronneDhiver 😊😊 1y
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BookBridget
The Whistler | John Grisham
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My current daily work commute audio book. Just my 2nd audio book but loving the "company" that an audio book provides.

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JillR
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Mehso-so

This was ok. Good for reading when short of time - I didn‘t have a lot of time this week to get really absorbed in anything. I did feel like it was going through the motions a bit, it didn‘t really grab me, and then it just...ended. Glad I‘ve finished it and can move on!

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JillR
The Whistler | John Grisham
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I confess I enjoy a John Grisham. I‘m a sucker for a courtroom drama, but more so they are “Dad books” for me. They remind me of my dad and the books he read and would often pass on to me. My mum bought me this for Christmas and I thought it‘d get pushed down my pile for a while, but I‘ve been recovering from flu the past few days so a Dad book is just what I need ❤️☺️

Jess7 I hope you feel better soon! 2y
Bookzombie I hope you are feeling better. I totally get this. There are certain books, authors and genres that make me feel connected to my dad too. 💗 2y
JillR Thank you @jess7 @bookzombie :) x 2y
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SandyW
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Mehso-so

I'm not sure if I would have liked this book more as a physical book as opposed to an audio book; I didn't love the narrator. But it was entertaining enough to get me through about two weeks of cooking and cleaning.

The story itself was interesting, but didn't grab me, and the end felt rushed, as if Grisham was just checking off a list to make sure the reader had closure.

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ShookBelf
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Mehso-so

Certainly not as good as his earlier works - this took a lot of getting into. Only about half way through did the pace pick up and then it was a race to the (quite unsatisfactory) end. It seemed as though he got bored himself and just neatly tied everything up. Had the potential to be much better but in the end it was simply disappointing.
#AtY #readathon #legalthriller

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ShookBelf
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Third book for the Around the Year in 52 Books Read-a-thon. #AtY #readathon #legalthriller

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caitlintx
The Whistler | John Grisham
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I am a long time lover of John Grisham, having started reading his books when I was 12, thanks to my dad. I can probably even credit my criminal justice career to him. This book is so good and just a testament to the fact that he is not an author who has sold out to ghostwriters. With a storyline about a corrupt judge and seeming cooperation with everyone around her, this is one you will love to the end. #read2018

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Trace
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Good to be reading Grisham again. You'll love the conspiracy and places the characters go in this book from Northwest Florida to Franklin, NC.

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Blueberry
The Whistler | John Grisham
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I always like John Grisham mysteries but found this one exceptionally good.

#Giveawayfavorites @Liberty

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MaryAnn1
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Another great story from Grisham. I wish it hadn't wrapped up so neatly. I prefer a grisly end. What's wrong with me?

No_One Nothing's wrong with you! ? I usually equate grisly ends with "reality" and then I wonder why I want my books to be so realistic when I'm supposed to be reading them as an escape from reality. ? 2y
MaryAnn1 @No_One , EXACTLY!! Thank you for so eloquently articulating how I feel.💕 2y
No_One @MaryAnn1 and I am glad I'm not the only one living this dilemma! 😊 2y
SilversReviews Love these. 2y
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MoMogrl
The Whistler | John Grisham
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I'm a sucker for legal thrillers and Grisham in particular so this is an easy pick for me. I needed a quick read and got it.

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MoMogrl
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Someone has decided that I have done enough reading today and it's time for me to give him attention. #catsoflitsy

Libby1 😻 2y
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MoMogrl
The Whistler | John Grisham
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After the stress of having to buy a car unexpectedly I can finally actually start my vacation. Perfect beginning with a book and coffee.

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BBooks
The Whistler | John Grisham

First Grisham book I have read, I'm guessing not his best.... "he was urgently arrested." ?

ReadingSusan Pretty par for the course 🤣 2y
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Blueberry
The Whistler | John Grisham
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1. 4th photo - OMG, these sandwiches were so good ♡
2. Book recommendation - The Whistler
3. Current weather - HOT, HOT, HOT
4. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
5. Labor Day weekend plans - bridal shower shopping for daughter.
@MinDea

DebbieGrillo Did you make those sandwiches? 2y
DebbieGrillo Recipe? 2y
Blueberry here is a recipe very close. Mine didn't have worchestshire but did have garlic in the drizzle. I got the recipe from Better Homes & Garden One-pan recipes (on the newstand now). They had some different kinds as well. http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com/2014/06/baked-ham-and-swiss-sliders.html 2y
Debiw781 Oh my!! Yummy!! 2y
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Blueberry
The Whistler | John Grisham
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1. The Whistler
2. No, it needs to breathe :)
3. 91 F, feels hotter.
4. Pirates
5. Trying :)
@NataliePatalie

@jess.how #friYAYintro

Sace Number 2 😂 2y
Debiw781 It needs to breathe 😂😂😂 2y
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Blueberry
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Love it when the good guys always win. I'm still recooperating from the nonfiction The Innocent Man, also by John Grisham.

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hart85
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Omg I havent been in the mood to read......😵 i hope this feeling go away fast #readersblockIguess

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Cinfhen
The Whistler | John Grisham
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After being away for 10 days I came home to awesome #bookmail 📚my stack to bring back with me is ridiculous 😳🙄😬#BookOutlet #GoodReadsGiveaway

DebinHawaii Wow! Nice stack! 📚👍 2y
CrowCAH Great haul! 📚 2y
ReadingEnvy Oh I wish I'd snagged My Father's Paradise as it's on my borders list. 2y
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Mimi28 Awesome!! 😍😍 2y
readordierachel Nice! 👍 2y
Cortg I LOVED Running with Scissors! 2y
Cinfhen Thanks friends @ReadOrDieRachel @Mimi28 @DebinHawaii @CrowCAH I've been wanting to read so many of these memoirs @Cortg @KCorter @ReadingEnvy 2y
emilyhaldi 😂😂 is it time to buy an additional suitcase yet? 2y
Reggie Running with Scissors is all the more nutso because it's true!!!!!! But I loved it. Lol nice haul. 2y
blondie Running With Scissors is so amazing ♡ 2y
Cinfhen The extra suitcases have been bought @emilyhaldi there wasn't any other way! #BookNerdProblems 2y
Cinfhen I'm moving Running up my list @Leftcoastzen @Reggie @blondie It seems to have lots of #LitsyLove❤️ 2y
LauraBeth Count me in as a Running With Scissors superfan! 2y
Gilapfeffer Running with Scissors is one of my faves. 2y
Cinfhen Love seeing your comments @Gilapfeffer 😘glad to know Running is on your superfan list @LauraBeth 😻‼️ 2y
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hart85
The Whistler | John Grisham
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hart85
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Currently reading away

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀 Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
hart85 Thanks I definitely knw I will 💕 2y
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ptkpepe98
The Whistler | John Grisham
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I zipped through this, and it was a nice, easy read. A few surprises, and a few things that I didn't think were important, or, if they were supposed to be, weren't fully developed. So my favorite Grisham, "A Time To Kill," is in no danger of being replaced. He's spoiled me, I guess. Or I've just gotten jaded...

4⭐

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Chewyauthor
The Whistler | John Grisham

Almost bought this today! Has anyone read this? 📚 #johngrisham #newrelease #thewhistler #thethriller #HYRT #Haveyoureadthis #litsynewbie #follow

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Cortg
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Mehso-so

I read Grisham's first 4 or 5 books when he first came out, then they all started reading too similar for me. I read Calico Joe a few years ago because I love baseball, but this has been my first Grisham in a long time. It was a book club pick and I thought it was ok. The characters didn't do a whole lot for me but the story was't bad.

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Awolfe
Whistler | John Grisham
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90% of the time, you felt like the main characters were safe which made for a few select adrenaline filed moments when all of a sudden they were not. Overall good read but far from his best work.

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Cityofamber
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Bailedbailed

I'm DNFing this for now... I might go back and try the nonaudio book...

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Cityofamber
Whistler | John Grisham

Having trouble getting into this one 😬

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suvata
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Bailedbailed

Couldn't get past page 50. Bailed!

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suvata
The Whistler | John Grisham
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This Boston Terrier and I hope Grisham doesn't disappoint this time. I can't think of another author who went from so-good to so-so.

Cinfhen TRUE!!! 3y
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Reagan-reads
The Whistler | John Grisham
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For the entirety of John Grisham's career, I have purchased every book the second it came out, until the last two. This is the only one I have not purchased although I might if I see it at a book sale just to keep my set complete. Those early books were so amazing, intricate plots, fleshed out characters, they just enthralled me. I could not put them down. I read this. In 6 months, I will not be able to describe the plot. Pick it up Grisham!

Avidreader25 I felt the same about the last one of his I read. 2y
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Reagan-reads
The Whistler | John Grisham
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It's finally getting green here! Milkshakes and reading!

britt_brooke Fun! 3y
SusanInTiburon What a cute youngling! And so chic! 3y
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Sunnyrobin
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Mehso-so

This Grisham story was more like a piece of white bread with butter on it. I was hoping for a ham and cheese on rye, you know what I'm saying?

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Bookworm83
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Another solid Grisham. Not my favorite of his, but still an enjoyable read.

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Pamwurtzler
The Whistler | John Grisham
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I haven't read a John Grisham in a while, but I do like him. This was a good one full of organized crime, corruption & murder. None of them are as good as A Time to Kill though!

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julienaji
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Great place to read a book.

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mrskatemarie
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Reading with Dad

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outis
The Whistler | John Grisham
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Mehso-so

I seem to recall putting this on my OverDrive holds list many moons ago, but for the life of me I can't remember why I did that. In any event, the wait made me feel obligated to read it when my turn came around. Completely bland, typical Grisham. Going with the so-so because it's neither horrible nor great within its genre (even though this book deepened my dislike of the Grisham legal-ish, thriller-ish genre itself).

merelybookish Freedom! (from mediocre books) 3y
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Scithighs
The Whistler | John Grisham
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I just finished listening to this. I use books to read me to sleep and I usually fall asleep before the first 8 minutes. This one was so good I just kept listening. If you like legal thrillers with twisty plots this was a good one. I could have managed it if it was twice as long! Hated to finish.

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Mukoya
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I enjoyed this book more than I've ever enjoyed any of Grisham's other works. I loved the pace and the suspense.