The Reck­on­ing

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BY JOHN GR­ISHAM

(HODDER & ST OUGHT ON)

Pete Ban­ning is a model ci­ti­zen, pa­tri­ach, and World War Two hero of Clan­ton, Mis­sis­sippi. So why, shortly af­ter his re­turn home in 1946, does he wake up one morn­ing and calmly drive to the town’s methodist church, where he shoots and kills the rev­erend, Dex­ter Bell? When put on trial Pete’s only state­ment is he has ‘noth­ing to say’. Even with a de­fense at­tor­ney try­ing to save him, Pete’s will­ing to take his mo­tive to the grave. An­other page-turner from thriller au­thor Gr­isham.

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