The Judge's List - John Grisham

The Judge's List

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2021-10-19
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
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From 2,803 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Investigator Lacy Stoltz follows the trail of a serial killer, and closes in on a shocking suspect—a sitting judge—in “one of the best crime reads of the year.… Bristling with high-tech detail and shivering with suspense…. Worth staying up all night to finish” (Wall Street Journal).
    
In The Whistler, Lacy Stoltz investigated a corrupt judge who was taking millions in bribes from a crime syndicate. She put the criminals away, but only after being attacked and nearly killed. Three years later, and approaching forty, she is tired of her work for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct and ready for a change.

Then she meets a mysterious woman who is so frightened she uses a number of aliases. Jeri Crosby’s father was murdered twenty years earlier in a case that remains unsolved and that has grown stone cold. But Jeri has a suspect whom she has become obsessed with and has stalked for two decades. Along the way, she has discovered other victims.

Suspicions are easy enough, but proof seems impossible. The man is brilliant, patient, and always one step ahead of law enforcement. He is the most cunning of all serial killers. He knows forensics, police procedure, and most important: he knows the law.

He is a judge, in Florida—under Lacy’s jurisdiction.

He has a list, with the names of his victims and targets, all unsuspecting people unlucky enough to have crossed his path and wronged him in some way. How can Lacy pursue him, without becoming the next name on his list?

The Judge’s List is by any measure John Grisham’s most surprising, chilling novel yet.

Reviews

  • The Judges List

    5
    By lacquilts
    Another page turner by one of my favorite authors. Interesting characters, locations, and very descriptive. I wouldn’t want to give anything away!
  • Terrific book

    5
    By tcwillard
    Loved it. Grisham delivers one of his best!
  • Not good…

    1
    By bu stu
    I’ve read everything Grisham has written, and they’ve all been great, except this one—I struggled to get through this book. Pretty idiotic, with unlikely characters
  • The Judge

    5
    By Super Steel
    A real page turner. Read it in 3 evenings.
  • Awesome!

    4
    By Rodney R.
    Great book!
  • Worth the wait

    5
    By SleepnSeattle
    Highly recommend. Excellent continuation of Lacy and a twist in the legal sagas that John Grisham usually writes. Great mix of characters with unexpected links to murders to that’s on par, for me, to Sherlock Holmes.
  • Should have been better

    2
    By Jgj2006
    Disappointing. Without giving too much away, one of the main characters does something stupid and completely out of character and it just ruined the entire book. It started out promising and interesting…a really unusual premise, but the action of one of the main characters was clearly a device to move the plot along and seemed lazy to me. I expected better.
  • Don’t bother

    1
    By yallcomebacknow
    Not up to his usual fantastic standard. Disappointing with a dark plot.
  • The Judges List

    5
    By Reena56
    Always so happy in November to read the latest John Grisham book . The Judges List didn’t disappoint. A good story of a murderous judge , the daughter of one his victims and a reluctant government agency ,who investigates complaints about judges . Fast paced,well written . It was enjoyable .
  • Interesting

    4
    By Peter 14
    Good story with an unusual murderer. I thought the conclusion was a bit disappointing.