A Time to Kill - John Grisham

A Time to Kill

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 1993-10-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 938 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 Jake Brigance novels:
A TIME TO KILL • SYCAMORE ROW • A TIME FOR MERCY

Reviews

  • 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
  • Love

    5
    By Swooof
    I read this book a long time ago and decided to read it again. I remember liking it, but didn’t remember any of the details except for the beginning. The rest was like reading it for the first time. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it again. I loved the characters, I loved the story. Disturbing, scary, filled with love, hatred, bigotry and family loyalty. Fiction storytelling at its best, in my opinion. Glad to rate this 5 stars!
  • John Grisham

    5
    By okpopsicle52
    As of right now I haven't had the opportunity to read any of Mr Grisham books within the last year or so because of a lot of tragedies in my life. But him and James Patterson are my favorite authors so I have no doubt that these books will be just as good and inviting as everything else they have written. Can't wait to get caught up. Respectfully Yours, Mary
  • Great read

    5
    By Lil' Ruckus
    Great read! Awesome suspenseful and thrilling. Make sure you read before the movie, as always the book is better but both are a must!
  • A Time To Kill

    5
    By Joseph Rauch
    I am glad I found this Novel. It was an excellent read! It kept me wanting more and more, from the office to the train, I couldn't get enough. Jake Brigance was by far the best character In this book with Lucian. I am impressed with the author. Good job!
  • A time to kill

    5
    By unclekev *1
    A very good book I wish it was longer.
  • Simply the Best

    5
    By El_mero_00
    This is the first book I ever read from Grisham and it just made me become one of his biggest fans, I just can't stop reading his book one after the other just as they are realeaed. This is a great book it's very entertaining and has a lot of things to value and to think about it because it shows glimpses of how the segregation was in the mid 1900's. I hope you all enjoy it as I did.
  • greatest ever

    5
    By leyva77
    this was the first John Grisham book I ever read and it's by far my favorite. intense from start to finish. great author.