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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 guilty, 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 himself paroled. He returned to Ford County, and the retribution began.

 

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I was at an airport last week, and finished my current book. So off I went to the airport bookstore, and picked this one up.

 

Sometimes I don't like his work, sometimes it's ok. Never superb - but always they are readable, simple and don't require a tremendous amount of concentration. Perfect for travelling.

 

So, to sum up "The last Juror", it was readable, simple and didn't require a tremendous amount of concentration. Perfect for travelling. Not a lot else to say about it really, it is what it says it is, a Grisham novel.

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I absolutely agree! I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the plot, but it's very easy on the 'grey matter' and was perfect for my airplane reading.

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Very enjoyable. I really liked Grisham's latest offering - retaining the law elements but developing the story more. When I pick one of his books up I find them hard to put down and this was no exception.

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