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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Runaway Jury

Yet another John Grisham book! This time it's The Runaway Jury, which is definitely one of his most beloved. It's not hard to see why.

It's the mid-1990's, and Mississippi is hosting the ninth mega-trial against a tobacco firm. A young man with virtually no past, Nicholas Easter, gets himself on the jury. Soon the defense's "hit" man starts receiving communication from a suspicious young woman. Can the jury be swayed? In which way?

YES, I can see why this book is one of Grisham's most loved. It was a fantastic read and leads you in a multitude of directions. When you finally put one piece of the puzzle together you come to the realization that you have what seems like a million more to fit until you can begin to see the whole picture. It is winding and gripping and entirely full of curiosities. This story was completely gripping and intricate--you have to pay attention.

This was the greatest read for the beach. I was able to sit back, listen to the waves, and turn pages only as quickly as my brain could absorb the words. I highly enjoyed my time spent with this paperback of goodness.

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