In his latest novel we find Grisham on top form- as he usually is. His ability to intertwine exciting and gripping plots and appealing characters and then deliver all this with aplomb and narative skill has secured his reputation as a top author. Grisham sticks to the formula and pulls off another brilliant story. The plot follows a convicted murderer who escaped his life sentence and returns to his home town to begin his retribution. It's as inticing as it sounds. Here, as in A Time to Kill, Grisham is able to populate Clanton with flesh-and-blood characters and make readers care about them, which only heightens concern after a renegade Padgitt begins "pickin' off the jurors." The Last Juror does not need to coast on its author's megapopularity. It's a reminder of how the Grisham juggernaut began The novel will undoubtedly satisfy those with an appetite for legal thrillers and those who believe Grisham possesses more talent than those breathless page-turners sometimes reveal. It ranks among his best-written and most atmospheric novels.
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