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The Reckoning
The Reckoning: A Novel | John Grisham
John Grisham returns to Clanton, Mississippi, to tell the story of an unthinkable murder, the bizarre trial that follows it, and its profound and lasting effect on the people of Ford County. Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946. he rose early, drove into town, walked into the Church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about itto the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends, and to the people of Clantonwas "I have nothing to say." And so the murder of the esteemed Reverend Bell became the most mysterious and unforgettable crime Ford County had ever known.
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Sapphire666
The Reckoning: A Novel | John Grisham
Mehso-so

Another Grisham book with slow start. Took a few chapters before it finally grabbed my interest.

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Clutterbucks_Queen
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What is life if you can't treat yourself to a new book and some flowers once in a blue moon? 🤷‍♀️🥰

Q; Has anyone read 'The Reckoning: John Grisham'?
If so what are your reviews without giving me TOO much of a spoiler! 🙈

Nute Yes to the self-treat of flowers and a good book! No to reading the latest John Grisham novel. He‘s a favorite author of mine from back in the day. 3w
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Gstangelo
The Reckoning: A Novel | John Grisham
Mehso-so

Reminded me of papers I wrote in high school where the teacher said it had to be five pages long and I only had one page of something to say but had to fill up the remaining four pages.

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paulareadsallthetime
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Panpan

I normally love Grisham‘s books. This one dragged on and on. Could have been a much shorter book.

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cookreadsleep
Reckoning | John Grisham
Mehso-so

I finally finished this very long audiobook and was just kind of happy that it was over. It felt like three books put together, really. The first part is the criminal trial, the second part is purely historical fiction about the Bataan Death March and, in my opinion, is in no way related to the rest of the story and could be completely skipped and the reader wouldn't miss anything. The third is civil and probate and the twist that wraps it up.

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Em890
The Reckoning: A Novel | John Grisham
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Nothing like a good book and a good view. I‘m going to miss Königstein.

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luv2read1977
The Reckoning: A Novel | John Grisham
Mehso-so

15 hour audio book. Storyline was meh.

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BlueStockingReviews
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Pickpick

THE RECKONING is an intriguing and tragic southern family drama with layers of legal suspense. We are skillfully transported to the 1940‘s and the Deep South culture of Clanton, Mississippi. The writing was captivating and detailed. Perhaps a little to detailed.... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-reckoning

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cathysaid
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Pickpick

While I believe that his first four books will ALWAYS be his best, this one still ranks near the top. For years it seems Grisham has been cranking out so-so, formulaic work. Recently, I only checked out his audiobooks when nothing else was available. But this one is surprisingly good. Fully developed characters, family drama and dysfunction, and lots of legal maneuvering. 3.5/5 stars...finally! #crime #legalthriller #audiobook

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CoverToCoverGirl
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Pickpick

Well written, well plotted, atmospheric throughout but the ending — fell short for me but if you take into account the the time and place you can understand the social strictures and laws however unjust, that were in play — I reckon it still leaves me disgruntled... and don‘t get me started on that smarmy McLeish.

#24B4Monday
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65

TheReadingMermaid Haha! I've made that mistake a few times also 😅 7mo
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TheReadingMermaid 😘😘 7mo
Andrew65 A good start. 👏 7mo
cookreadsleep Does this time mean it took you 4.5 hours to read this book? 4mo
CoverToCoverGirl @cookreadsleep No, just how many hours spent reading for #24B4Monday 4mo
cookreadsleep @CoverToCoverGirl ah. Gotcha. Because it took me like 13 hours to listen to the audiobook and i wanted to know how you got through it so fast! Lol 4mo
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CoverToCoverGirl
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Just joined in for #24B4Monday.. almost finished this.. still not sure where Grisham‘s going.. not sure what to pick up next. I really don‘t want this one too end!

#Audiobook
#CurrentlyLiistening / #Reading
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 Welcome. Always good when you don‘t want a book to end. 7mo
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CoverToCoverGirl
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A lot of negative reviews on this one... people saying it‘s not his usual writing style — and it‘s not, as it leans more towards #historicalfiction based on Mississippi life and times circa 1925 - 1950 / WW 2 and the Bataan Death March. Grisham‘s writing is so atmospheric that I feel like I‘m there in real time.. it‘s making me fact check on google, so many things I didn‘t know.. a tremendous read / listen so far.

#Audiobook

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CoverToCoverGirl
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Settling in with this for the evening .. haven‘t read anything from Grisham in years but this one has caught my attention.

#Mystery
#Thriller

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totsncheese
The Reckoning: A Novel | John Grisham
Mehso-so

Decently well written, obviously a bit of pulp fiction, but maybe punting on some of the larger systemic points he could have made and not amazingly well written.

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bodacioustchr
The Reckoning: A Novel | John Grisham
Mehso-so

I usually rave about Grisham, but this story did not meet the mark for me. It was an okay story with a highly anticipated ending. There is a twist to the characters. I understood them maybe because I grew up in a Southern Mississippi town. Recommend.

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floadar
The Reckoning: A Novel | John Grisham
Mehso-so

I usually like John Grisham books. Who thinks the best part of this book was the 2nd part telling the story of Pete's World War II exploits? I found the first and last parts were repetitous and the 3rd part of the book even a bit boring.

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Kpulver
The Reckoning: A Novel | John Grisham
Pickpick

Not usually a Grisham fan but did like this one. Not too sure however about the ending?

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Tsaw
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Pickpick

This book was strangely written. I thought middle part all about the war started out boring but I was actually drawn into it. The final reveal at the end wasn‘t as exciting as I‘d hoped for but still interesting enough. I want to rate this book so-so but seeing as I couldn‘t put it down I guess it was a Pick!

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Gaylagal2
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Pickpick

The Reckoning was another awesome novel by the master John Grisham. I absolutely loved the story, the history and all the characters 🤓 This is one my favorite Grisham books.
I highly recommend it!

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Gaylagal2
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1. Right now, I live in the country in Missouri. Originally I'm a city girl from Reno, Nevada (spent 10 years each in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe)and I miss the city so bad?
2. Chris Bohjalian "The Flight Attendant "
3. I think its got a 100 or so books.
4. Oh that's easy: my screened in porch!
5. I'll Be Gone in the Dark by the late Michelle McNamara.
#littlenintro
@tessavi

RadicalReader @Gaylagal2 looking forward to reading or listening to if I can get an audiobook version of I‘ll be gone in the dark. So deeply saddening that she passed away 10mo
tessavi Thanks for the recommendation ✌️ 10mo
Gaylagal2 @tessavi You are welcome! 10mo
Gaylagal2 @RadicalReader It so great! Not sure if it's on audio, but I bet it is🤙 I'm still sad she passed...tragic 10mo
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Gaylagal2
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This is me and Chico this morning. This year we're celebrating our 8th year together...wow! Chico's first three years on earth were very rough, then somebody (I know who) drove him out here and dumped him like trash. Me and my hubby scooped him up and fell in love❤️ He is the best little dog and I know our time is limited as he has IVDD, inoperable. 🐾 Even at 11yrs and with this disease, Chico is pure love.

#dogsoflitsy

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐶 10mo
Gaylagal2 @wanderinglynn Chico and I say thank you!🤙 10mo
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jz4usc
The Reckoning: A Novel | John Grisham
Pickpick

As an avid fan of John Grisham, I was anxiously waiting for his latest book and am thrilled to say I was not disappointed! This is an intriguing thriller from the opening chapter and it totally sucks you in. There‘s a section where he expands on the main character‘s service in the military that goes on for a little bit longer than I would have liked. That is probably the only complaint I have about the book. The twist at the end - wow!

Monica5 Loved this book. Like you, that twist at the end was something else!🤔 11mo
jz4usc I certainly did not see it coming! I think Mr. Grisham did a great job on this one... 11mo
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LisaJo
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Pickpick

I enjoyed the latest John Grisham. It‘s definitely not one of my favorites, however. It was advertised as being different then the rest of his novels. And it was…reasons in the comments so not to spoil it.

LisaJo The book is told in three parts the first part is the crime and its outcome. The last part is where all the secrets and lies and stories come together to explain the first part. The middle part tells the story of action in the Pacific theater during World War II. Specifically the Philippines. Yeah, was not expecting that. 11mo
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Gaylagal2
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I've got my amazing book from @Stacypatrice and a hot cup of coffee, Chico on my feet. All is perfect for a quiet Christmas Eve.
Here's hoping yours is nice too🎄
#jolabokaflooswap

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Gaylagal2
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Wow, I'm soooooo happy that I got this book! I've been chomping at the bit to read this......thank you so much Stacy ❤️. The chocolate is amazing.
Merry Christmas!
@Stacypatrice
#jolabokaflooswap
@MaleficentBookDragon

Stacypatrice @Gaylagal2 Yay!!! Merry Christmas Eve 🎄Happy reading my new friend 📖🍫 11mo
Gaylagal2 @Stacypatrice Thank you and you too😘🎄☃️ 11mo
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Pamwurtzler
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Mehso-so

This book was weirdly structured, and the middle section was so slow I could hardly read it. It definitely wasn‘t the normal John Grisham read for me.

Kaye I‘m so far behind on his books. When he first started writing, I read each one as they came out, but not sure how long ago I stopped. Is this his newest one ? 11mo
Pamwurtzler @kaye I think so. I‘m not sure if I‘ve read them all or not. They‘re usually so good. My favorite was 11mo
Kaye Yes that one was very good. Seems strange that his very first was his best and he‘s written so many since ! I liked The Chamber and I think the other was The Client . Both quite good. 11mo
Pamwurtzler @kaye I liked those too! 11mo
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LisaJo
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Blueberry
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Panpan

Ugh, I stayed up til 2:00 in the morning to finish a book that ended being a 1 out of 5 stars book. So disappointed. And I loved his last two books.

Annl I agree. I skipped a lot and found the ending very disappointing. 8mo
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Blueberry
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Currently reading. It's got a slow start but I'm confident it will pick up.
Pet peeve: when the tagging book feature (or person imputting) leaves off 'THE' from the title.

CoverToCoverGirl I agree with your (our) pet peeve! 🤯 11mo
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Booknerd2
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Pickpick

Such a sad book. The lives of a whole family affected by decisions made by a few. Not a feel good book but very good and very informative about WWII, the eastern front.

tammysue Nice pic! 11mo
Booknerd2 @whatshesreadingnow Thank you!!! Some of my Christmas decorations. 😊 11mo
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guinsgirlreads
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Pickpick

I have a love/hate relationship with Grisham, and this one proved worthy of it. The suspense of reading the beginning and most of the end was great, but he lost me in the middle when he dove deep into the war part.: (Written well, just not my cup of tea). he keeps you reading until the very end though for the answers you want.

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guinsgirlreads
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Anyone else on Untapped?? My book‘s almost always included too 😆.. this was my Block House check-in 🙋🏻‍♀️

Callemarie My boyfriend is obsessed with untapped 12mo
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guinsgirlreads
The Reckoning: A Novel | John Grisham
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Good morning! #amreading

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guinsgirlreads
The Reckoning: A Novel | John Grisham
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#Fridaynight 😙💆🏻‍♀️

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guinsgirlreads
The Reckoning: A Novel | John Grisham
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Attempting this one 😗!

RadicalReader @guinsgirlreads gorgeous book cover amazing how a book cover alone can transport you tirelessly to another realm 12mo
MayJasper Can't they just 12mo
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Monica5
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John Grisham wrote another good book. This is set in Canton, MS in the 1920's to 50's. Pete Banning walks into a church and kills Dexter Bell. He admits it. All he says after that is, "I have nothing to say."

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Jeannineth
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November Tbr. I included some nonfiction in honor of a Nonfiction goodreads group I belong to. 🍁🎃🧡🦃🤗

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Jeannineth
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My pretty!🎃🦃🍁🧡

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anored
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Just got this tonight. Excited to get started on it!
#johngrisham
#legalsuspense

JHSiess How did you get it early,? 13mo
Pelican71 How are you liking it so far? 13mo
anored @JHSiess — it was at Kroger! (edited) 13mo
anored @Pelican71 it‘s good so far 13mo
Pelican71 @anored I‘ll start reading it today. I‘m glad that this book is returning to Clanton for the setting. 13mo
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Blueberry
The Reckoning: A Novel | John Grisham
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Johm Grisham likes #sunset covers.

#SisforSeptember @CaliforniaCay

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robinb
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1. 75
2. 50
3. The Myth of Perpetual Summer; Four Hundred and Forty Steps to the Sea
4. I‘d like to get back into Grisham (see tagged book). I haven‘t read anything from him in a long while, but this one sounds intriguing. 😊

#2018checkin

tammysue Loved The Myth of Perpetual Summer too!! 😍 My husband‘s looking forward to Grisham‘s new book next month. 👍🏻 1y
robinb @whatshesreadingnow 👍😊 Grisham has a home near where I grew up in Mississippi, and I kept up with his books until around 2002...obviously I‘m a bit behind now. 🤷🏻‍♀️😳😔 I also want to read more from the author of TMOPS (Susan Crandall). 1y
tammysue That‘s neat! hubby‘s looking for a series to start in that genre so I‘m really hoping he enjoys it. I bought a copy of Whistling Past the Graveyard a while back that I need to find the time to read. Have you read it? 1y
robinb @whatshesreadingnow No, but that one‘s on my TBR for sure! I‘ll look forward to hearing what you think! 1y
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Sharpeipup
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Here‘s a good chuckle to battle any post holiday blues.
#Litsyhumor

Slajaunie 😂 1y
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