A Time for Mercy

A Time for Mercy

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Jake Brigance returns as the court-appointed lawyer for Drew Gamble, a young man accused of murdering a local deputy. Once he learns the details of the case, Brigance realizes he has to do everything he can to save Drew - who is sixteen. Jake's commitment to the truth puts his career and the safety of his family at risk.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ♭2020.
ISBN: 9780385545969
Characteristics: 464 pages ;,25 cm.

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NedSu
Jan 21, 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed this visit to Ford County. Lots of memorable characters return and the main courtroom story represents a compelling legal dilemma. Grisham takes the time to flesh out his characters and makes us care about them.

That is why we are disappointed with the ending- the struggles remain for the characters, maybe slightly better, but not resolved. It is a good ending, though, and reminds us that life is messy- and it sets us up for more Ford County tales. I look forward to it.

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bullswon6
Jan 08, 2021

As with all his books, Grisham offers interesting characters and a suspenful story. However, he leaves so much unanswered at the end that I felt very disappointed. I read 464 pages and it was like Grisham got tired and did not want to write anymore. Very unlike him to do this.

TSCPL_Sherry Jan 03, 2021

I enjoyed reading about familiar characters including Jake Brigance, Judge Noose, and Sheriff Ozzie from the town of Clanton, Mississippi. The story line is a good one; including social issues like domestic abuse and poverty. The book did leave some questions unanswered.

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sisterthree
Dec 22, 2020

I thought it was great. A little of a let down at the end, but in reality was probably correct. Grisham rarely disappoints. I recommend this if you are a Grisham fan and especially a Brigance fan.

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Butterfly121761
Dec 19, 2020

I enjoyed it right up until the end. the day after I finished it I picked it up to continue reading and had a moment where I thought I had missed something with the ending. I skimmed through the last 2 chapters to make sure I had finished it! then I thought maybe it was me missing something but after reading several of the reviews here I realize I didn't miss anything, it was not a strong ending and lots of loose ends.

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library1234
Dec 17, 2020

Too long of a book to have such a disappointing ending with too many loose ends. For me, this was his worst book.

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lupodog
Dec 13, 2020

I enjoyed it, the storyline was good and the characters entertaining. At times it was slow, too much fluffy narrative. The ending left room for a sequel. Great book to pass the winter months with.

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savem0re
Dec 11, 2020

Enjoyed the book. But the ending had no ending.

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Zoelexi777
Dec 10, 2020

A great read. Nice to have the old Grisham writing back.

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AnnSkye
Dec 08, 2020

An excellent read.

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