A Time for Mercy

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Jake Brigance, the protagonist of A Time to Kill, John Grisham’s classic legal thriller is back. This time he's at the epicenter of a sensational murder trial that bitterly divides the citizens of Clanton, Mississippi.

A Time to Kill is one of the most popular novels of our time. It established Jake as a classic American hero—a lawyer who seeks truth and justice at all costs, even when his life and reputation are on the line.

Brigance returned in 2013’s Sycamore Row, in which he once again found himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial.

Now, in A Time for Mercy, Jake is the court-appointed lawyer for Drew Gamble, a young man accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance sees it another way. Once he learns the details of the case, he 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.

Filled with all the courtroom machinations, small-town intrigues, and plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy emphatically confirms John Grisham's reputation as America's favorite storyteller.

There is a time to kill, a time for justice, and A TIME FOR MERCY.

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  • Susanne  Strong

    Jake Brigance is back and it’s about time! The year is 1990 and the place is Clanton, Mississippi. It has been five years since Jake Brigance represented Carl Lee Haley. Now, Jake is asked to repres...

  • Mandy White (mandylovestoread)

    Absolutely Sensational! A Time For Mercy is John Grisham at his best! It is an old school legal thriller, just like A Time to Kill and I could not get enough or get the story out of my mind. It took m...

  • Joey R.

    4.0 stars —- “A Time for Mercy” is the 3rd Jake Brigance novel from John Grisham. I wasn’t a big fan of the last Grisham book I read and was hoping that this one would be back up to his usual ...

  • Carolyn

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4. This book had a powerful beginning. There was immediate tension, dread, and suspense. John Grisham is a popular master of court drama and knows and explains the intricacies...

  • Linda

    Well, I'm stompin' outta 2020 and closing out the year with the Big Guy......a bit of John Grisham.Grisham and I have danced a sort of mad tango when it came to the last handful of his offerings. Some...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    I still remember the day I bought “a time to kill” because of high recommendation of bookstore salesman when I insisted I was something addictive and unputdownable! I was young, dumb high school w...

  • Tim

    Too much courtroom and bitter jurists for my likes. A child is raped. The story drifts unsatisfactorily. 4 of 10 stars...

  • Jean

    The opening of this book grabs the reader and does not let go. It is Grisham at his finest. The story is about domestic violence and all its ramifications. In many ways the story is a heartbreaker. Th...

  • Matt

    For those who read and enjoyed Grisham’s A Time to Kill, this will be a wonderful legal thriller that returns to that small Mississippi community that still talks about the lawyer who was able to or...

  • Tim

    Too much courtroom for my likes and this story drifts. 5 of 10 stars...