A Time for Mercy | John Grisham

When a teenager shoots his stepfather at close range, many of the residents of Clanton, MS believe he should get the death penalty for killing a deputy. It’ll be up to Jake Brigance to take on the case that no other lawyer wants. Grisham’s storytelling gifts are on full display in A Time for Mercy as he keeps the reins tight on a complex courtroom thriller, a heartbreaking drama about two families from the opposite side of the tracks, and a stirring tale of a small, Southern town divided on the question of justice versus loyalty. —Vannessa Cronin, Amazon Book Review