Book Review: The Last Juror

Have decided to keep track on the books I read as I have this tendency to forget if I have read this book or not till I read the 1st chapter.. I used to keep track via this application on my phone but my Samsung phone was pronounced dead last year, so I lost most (of should I say ALL my records).

FIRST blog book review: The Last Juror by John Grisham

I can’t remember when I bought this book but it’s been lying there in my cupboard for such a long time that I’ve decided to read it after my EXAM in MAY!

Well, it’s a good book that have captivating summary at the back of the book and also engaging story line (in the beginning) till the moment Danny Padgitt (you have to read the book to know who he is) got caught.. The way the author describe the courtroom is great however, I felt that the ending falls short and was quite disappointed with how the story ends, well, I was expecting more of author like John Grisham from how he actually got me “addicted” to the book in the beginning (although this is the first book I read by him).

The following is just the abstract summary from the back of the book:

In 1970, one of Mississippi’s more colourful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23-year-old college drop-out, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper…

The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courtroom in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when the defendant threatened revenge against the jurors if they convicted him. Nevertheless, they found him guility and he was sentenced to life in prison.

But in Mississippi in 1970, ‘life’ didn’t necessarily mean ‘life’, and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himseld paroled.He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began..

It’s more of a crime, less of thriller for my liking, however, I do admire how John Grishman managed to engage you to the story like you’re there reading The Ford County Times and also in the courtroom listening to the trials of Danny Padgitt murders (something new to me).. I would like to read 1 more John Grishman book.. 😀

Book completed: June 2016


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