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Not Vintage Grisham,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Last Juror (Hardcover)
According to the blurb on the back of the book, the reader is under the impression that the majority of the novel will deal with what happens when a convicted killer is released from prison and the jurors responsible for the conviction are picked off one by one. Indeed, this would make a fascinating plot, were it the central theme. In fact, this only happens a few pages from the end of the book! The novel deals mainly with the characters of Willie Traynor and Miss Callie (the latter a beautiful portrayal) and life in a small Mississippi town. This, however, is not why I read Grisham books - I prefer suspense and a stunning denouement, neither of which is evident here. Although well-written, it's not up to his usual standard.