Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 432 pages
Audiobook Length: 17 hours and 36 minutes
First Published: 2018
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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, and committed a shocking crime. 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.
About John Grisham
John Grisham is an American author, attorney, politician and activist. He is best known for his legal thrillers, including A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Reckoning, and The Guardians. Nine of his novels have been adapted for film. He practiced as a criminal defense attorney for about a decade and served in the Mississippi House of Representatives for six years. Visit the author’s website →