During my twenties I used to devour John Grisham books, studying for law and then practicing law myself meant his legal thrillers captivated me. It’s since been a few years since I’ve read a Grisham; but reading from the very first page of The Guardians it felt like I was being welcomed back by a good friend!
The Guardians centers around Guardians Ministries, a small group of innocence lawyers who fight to overturn convictions for people who have been wrongfully convicted. We meet Cullen Post who travels the country to meet with prospective clients and then get to know their case as he fights to unearth clues and prove their innocence.
Quincy Miller was sentenced to life without parole and has served 22 years so far for the murder he is believed to have committed. But Guardian Ministries believes he was framed, and now Post is working hard, against the clock, to take on the powerful people behind the murder.
As Post digs into the past to uncover the truth behind the murder you’ll find yourself getting invested in his progress too. You’ll also become more worried as the people behind the cover up show themselves to be ruthless and ready to do anything to keep Miller behind bars and the past in the past.
I enjoyed the action offered by this book, both during the investigation and the courtroom – I’m a person who always supports the underdog so the plot was a perfect fit for me. The Guardians was a chance to fall in love with John Grisham’s legal thrillers all over again, and I’m so glad I did because my passion for his writing has been reignited and I can’t wait to read his next book now.
The Guardians is available from book stores and online retailers for a recommended retail price of R285.
Thanks to Jonathan Ball Publishers for sharing this new legal thriller with me.