The Judge's List

Hodder and Stoughton
London, UK
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Type: Literature
Nothing inappropriate.
Some morally inappropriate content.
Contains significant sections contrary to faith or morals.
Contains some lurid passages, or presents a general ideological framework that could confuse those without much Christian formation.
Contains several lurid passages, or presents an ideological framework that is contrary or foreign to Christian values.
Explicitly contradicts Catholic faith or morals, or is directed against the Church and its institutions.
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The rating of the different categories comes from the opinion of Delibris' collaborators

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.

Reservation:  While Lacy eventully marries the fellow, they indulge in premarital sex. No description at all, just a reference to it, 

Author: C F, Australia
Update on: May 2022

Other review

Moral Assessment: 

The second book in The Whistler series of John Grisham. A determined lady, Jeri, stalks a sitting judge whom she believes had murdered her father as well as several others who have crossed his path over the years. She contacts Lacy Stoltz of the Board on Judicial Conduct to pursue the judge.

The author develops a well-knit story that holds the reader's interest.

Author: Carlos Estrada, Philippines, 2022