A Time for Mercy - John Grisham

A Time for Mercy

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2020-10-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 4,471 Ratings


Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that The New York Times says is "riveting" and "suspenseful."
Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line.
In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and—most of all—heart.
Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet.
There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes A Time for Mercy.


  • Excellent Book

    By Ladybug723
    It is a wonderful book and very hard to put down. I enjoyed it immensely.
  • Another Perfect Grisham Novel!

    By melodyve
    When I see a teenager involved in a murder, I always feel luke they should be tried as an adult. Thus book made me think deeply about that opinion...
  • Mercy

    By Pips 1
    The best of J.G by far this book kept me up until the wee hours of the night three nights in a row.
  • Give Me More Jake

    By @29Emmy07
    The only thing I didn’t like about this book was that it ended. My favorite Grisham book has always been A Time to Kill, so I was thrilled to discover Sycamore Row. And by the time I finished A Time for Mercy, my thirst for more Jake reached an all time high. I sincerely hope Grisham continues to share these characters and location with us.... My only concern is that he needs to pick up the pace! I’m not getting any younger.
  • The Best

    By OlgaVidriales
    I couldn’t put this book down. I looked forward to getting up early to grab a cup of coffee and start reading. I love Jake, Lucien Judge Noose and even the Kofer clan !
  • Not as good.

    By karbie1985
    Too much filler to keep me interested. Did not feel or read like a John Grisham book. I would have sworn it was written by a ghost writer.
  • Time for Mercy

    By Arnies volunteer
    A typical Grisham read......

    By LovelyLucy2015
    This was a roller coaster worth riding. It had me on my toes from the very start.
  • A Time For Mercy

    By Say-Say Jane
    A book written by formula. I expected better, but everyone reaches burnout.
  • ATime For Mercy

    By johnnpeter
    Grisham is a great story teller. While this book lacked thes. Suspense of the Firm it read well.As a lawyer who has tried cased I was impressed with the authenticity. I did have one question: Keira’s baby was the sole heir toKofer’s assets. Whatever else he had the house was worth quite a bit( relatively speaking). Why not have the adopting parents appointed as guardians and make the money available for her later on in life. The adoption would not cut off the child’s right to inherit. I am sure Grisham was aware of this but wonder why he chose to ignore it. Better that the Money benefited the child than his redneck family. John Farrsuto