A Time To Kill

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published: 28th October 2010

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a time to kill

When Carl Lee Hailey guns down the hoodlums who have raped his ten-year-old child, the people of Clanton see it as a crime of blood and call for his acquittal.

But when extremists outside Clanton hear that a black man has killed two white men, they invade the town, determined to destroy anything and anyone that opposes their sense of justice.

Jake Brigance has been hired to defend Hailey. It's the kind of case that can make or break a young lawyer. But in the maelstrom of Clanton, it is also the kind of case that could get a young lawyer killed.
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Critic's Reviews

'A giant of the thriller genre'
 Time Out

'The best thriller writer alive'
 Evening Standard

'Grisham is a natural storyteller'
 Daily Telegraph

'The best thriller writer alive'
 Evening Standard

'Leaves one eager for more'
 Spectator

'Grisham is a natural storyteller'
 Daily Telegraph

'A giant of the thriller genre'
 Time Out

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4 Reviews
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NDyebo Reginald Mazawule
One novel that demand your attention, can't put down at all
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Joanne Broadberry
Fantastic. Read it sometime ago and couldn't put it down. Terrific, could we have some more please!
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Erick
hard to put down
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Richard Barlow
"A Time to Kill" by John Grisham is definitely one of his best books.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was cleverly written, both in terms of feeling you knew the characters and good use of legal and court room knowledge.

I would recommend reading the book before seeing the film as you start to associate characters from the film with the book characters which I think spoils the ingenious written descriptors.