#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.
Not one of his better ones. Would not recommend it.25
Loved the book, but like the Whistler, the ending felt rushed and left more questions. Needs another 50+ pages.45
Gets right to the point of the story.John Grisham never disappoints55
This book had the oddest dialog cadence between the main characters Jeri and a Lacey. I finished the book but it was nothing like early John Grisham. Found myself wanting to give up!35
Feels like it wasn’t written by Grisham.25
Another page turner by one of my favorite authors. Interesting characters, locations, and very descriptive. I wouldn’t want to give anything away!55
Loved it. Grisham delivers one of his best!55
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 characters15
A real page turner. Read it in 3 evenings.55