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John Grisham

America's Favorite Storyteller

Look Who’s Raving About THE RECKONING

A number of us at Doubleday have read and published some extraordinary books over the years. But when the manuscript for The Reckoning landed on our desks in June, we devoured it like novices. We were immediately blown away by the scope and the ambition of the novel. Before long we had arrived at this unanimous verdict: The Reckoning is John Grisham’s most powerful, surprising, and accomplished novel yet.

On October 23, it will be your turn to discover what an amazing reading experience this novel is. Until then, take a look at what some acclaimed authors are saying about The Reckoning. They confirm our excitement about this genuinely unexpected and truly unforgettable novel.


“In this saga of love and war, John Grisham has given us a sprawling and engrossing story about a southern family, a global conflict, and the kinds of secrets that can shape all of us. From the courtrooms and jails of rural Mississippi to the war-torn Pacific, Grisham spins a tale that is at once entertaining and illuminating.”
—Jon Meacham, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Soul of America

“A book that will break your heart, set your blood pumping and your mind racing, and leave you gasping for breath by the final page.”
—Candice Millard, New York Times bestselling author of The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic

“John Grisham is not only the master of suspense but also an acute observer of the human condition. And these remarkable skills converge in The Reckoningan original, gripping, penetrating novel that may be his greatest work yet.”
—David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon

“John Grisham’s latest starts with a literal bang — and then travels backward through the horrors of war to explore what makes a hero, what makes a villain, and how thin the line between the two might be.”
—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Spark of Lightand Small Great Things