Lacy Stoltz 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 several 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. He is a sitting judge, which puts him in 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.
Grisham fans champ at the bit every time he releases a new book. It’s obvious why; he has written over thirty novels, all of which have been international bestsellers. This one is a little grislier than others I’ve read… it is about a serial killer, after all, but it has the key hallmark of a great Grisham novel: corruption. It is dramatic, suspenseful, and fast-paced, with likable characters (except for the murderer, of course) and I tore through it. 4 stars.
Genre: Legal Thriller
For Fans Of: James Patterson, Scott Turow, Lisa Scottoline, Michael Connelly, and Phillip Margolin