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Annie Laird is Juror 224. A sculptor with a career going nowhere. A single mother struggling to raise a son. A good citizen who has been summoned to what looks like a rountine tour of civic duty. But the trial she is called to serve on is no ordinary trial. It is a mob trial, whose outcome has been meticulously orchestrated by a man of insidious power and deadly precision. ...more
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Published June 24th 2009 by Grand Central Publishing (first published January 1st 1995)
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Gaby
Jul 26, 2009 Gaby rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, thriller, audiobook
Synopsis:

Single mother, struggling sculptor, and newly selected juror Annie Laird doesn't realize her danger when she agrees to participate in the murder trial of mob boss Louie Buffano. This changes quickly enough when Annie meets "the Teacher," a handsome, dangerous and volatile member of Buffano's familia. The Teacher makes it immediately apparent that if she agrees to cooperate, he can help make her career. If she refuses to do so, her life and that of her son may be forfeit. The tension ris
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Scribblegirl
Jun 23, 2014 Scribblegirl rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, meh, schlock
Yawn. So very clichéed psychokiller, trite and predictable. Artist who hates her day job decides to volunteer for jury duty on a mob murder trial. Mob boss sends his cleaner to threaten her if she doesn't deliver not just a hung jury but an entire not guilty jury verdict. Cleaner is a psychopath stalker who becomes obsessed with his target, because don't all professional hitmen and sociopaths fall in love with their victims and then kill everyone the victim loves in order to prove their psycholo ...more
Robert Beveridge
George Dawes Green, The Juror (Warner, 1995)

George Dawes Green wrote The Caveman's Valentine, which netted him the Edgar. He then followed it up with the euqally acclaimed The Juror, and proceeded to drop off the face of the earth, foiling a carefully-plotted career as a bestselling mystery novelist. Go figure. Based on the quality of his first two books, a whole lot of folks wish he'd come back.

Green's second novel introduces us to The Teacher, a part-time mob enforcer, Taoist, and grower of ra
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Daryl
May 02, 2011 Daryl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed George Dawes Green’s first novel, The Caveman’s Valentine. If anything, his second novel, the unfortunately titled The Juror is even better. Despite the poor title, which makes it sound like a John Grisham knock-off, The Juror is a suspenseful, enjoyable, adventurous novel. It tells the story of Annie Laird, an artist and single mom, trying to do her civic duty by serving on the jury of a murder trial. Unfortunately, she gets targeted by the mob as the juror to tamper with in or ...more
Camilo Guerra
Jun 19, 2015 Camilo Guerra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: noir, novel
Una madre soltera que se enfrenta a la mafia y a un asesor de los mismos el cual es muy inteligente y esta loco como una cabra ( si, las cabras están locas).

Al principio me costo que la protagonista me importara , era muy tontica, muy ingenua pero mientras las paginas avanzaban la historia era mejor, mas fuerte, mas dura y la mujer empieza a actuar mejor, los secundarios cumplen, desde la doctora al detective aunque el villano, el profesor es quien se lleva las palmas y es un personaje que en s
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Wendy Hines
Jun 01, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Annie Laird is Juror 224. A good citizen who has been summoned to what looks like a routine tour of civic duty. But the trial she is called to serve on is a mob trial, whose outcome has been meticulously orchestrated by a man of insidious power and deadly precision. THE JUROR is a tour de force of crime and obsession, evil and innocence -- a story that taps into fears so primal they linger long after the last page has been read.

Lolita Davidovich is the voice of Annie and Oliver. Her innocent, so
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Caroline James
Jul 05, 2015 Caroline James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. Slow to start and wasn't sure if I would stick with it, then got completely hooked. Brilliant, page turning and couldn't put down. Since heard about the film which can only conclude let the writing down as this is a truly superb read.
Tantri Setyorini
Ceritanya seru banget. Meskipun Sang Guru yang punya banyak identitas dan berjiwa sakit ini antihero banget, tapi malah suka aja baca tentang dia. Rasanya kayak gimana simpatiku sama Tom Ripley di Talented Mr. Ripley. Obsesi sakitnya Sang Guru terhadap Annie juga malah menciptakan chemistry. Tapi ya memang sudah bisa ditebak dan sudah sepantasnya, kalau antagonis di novel suspense itu memang harus berakhir mati. Pokoknya seru banget. Sayang terjemahannya nggak terlaluluwes. Mungkin lebih enak ka ...more
Ellen Oberkotter
Dec 28, 2014 Ellen Oberkotter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this one was scary. Too bad the movie failed, but the story really requires the written word to bring it all across. Had trouble leaving it to spend time in real life - that's a good sign that the author knows his stuff.
Ann Smith
Aug 29, 2016 Ann Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Juror is the best novel I've read in quiet a while.

I had enjoyed The Caveman's Valentine very much, I found The Juror, and have read it night and day, thrilled with the chilling, twisting plot. So well worth reading!
Gerry
Feb 26, 2016 Gerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well-plotted thriller. Annie is targeted by mob-connected killer known as Teacher when she’s chosen for mobster’s trial jury. All she has to say is NOT GUILTY, but then he’ll never let her go.
Fudz
Nov 15, 2008 Fudz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Novel ini saya baca ketika saya mendapat tugas membuat resensi buku dari guru bahasa Indonesia ketika SMA.
DEskripsi yang digambarkan sang tokoh sungguh menarik, apalagi ketika proses persidangan terjadi. Tokoh wanita di buku ini digambarkan cerdas, enerjik dan menjunjung tinggi kebenaran. Meski tidak luput dari masalah yang pelik. Memang, ada beberapa plot cerita dengan alur dewasa yang menjadi "bumbu" di novel ini. Namun tidak mengurangi ketegangannya.
Menurut hemat saya, novel ini trmasuk ok
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Lou Wooten
Dec 03, 2015 Lou Wooten rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book was fantastic in fact the book was so good i've read it 2 times. first time was about a year ago
i've just finished reading it for the 2nd time and it was better reading the second time...i'll be reading more books by George Dawes Green in the future
Srinath Narayanan
A brilliant read through and through. Couldn't rest in peace till I finished the book! A must read book!
Bob
Jul 16, 2010 Bob rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Never read this author before, but not a bad tale if a little gritty. Mafia head on trial and a mysterious man is orchetrating the suborning of a jury member by threating her son and friends if she dosen't go for not guilty. This person, "The Teacher" has a very persuasive way about him as well as being quite deadly and rather detached from normal. The mafiosa is aquited, but the juror is still in fear for her life and her son's life when the police get wind of the jury tampering. She tries to e ...more
Eric Gittins
Apr 07, 2014 Eric Gittins rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
A bit raw. Not my usual type of book however it was in my book case so I read it.
Ron King
An easy read for a lazy day! It won't capture you, but it isn't bad entertainment!
Cynthia
Apr 26, 2016 Cynthia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Juror on mafia trial put in position to get guy off or see her son killed.
Jmrathbone
Aug 18, 2013 Jmrathbone rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
George Dawes Green may be something of a misogynist, at least it seems so in some of the scenes he writes that are pornographic and add nothing to the storyline. He doesn’t treat the main character, Annie Laird, well either. This book isn’t entirely plausible, in fact a lot of it isn’t plausible. To illustrate the point, someone is sketching the jurors in a high profile trial. The juror’s identity is to remain secret, no one would be allowed to sketch them. I bought this book at a sale to raise ...more
Irinel Finco
Jan 14, 2016 Irinel Finco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, favorites
I had the feeling I was watching a movie while I read this book. Awesome!
Zeke Gonzalez
Soaring and poetic, but ultimately predictable, The Juror was a decent first showing by George Dawes Green. Having read his later novels, I liked this the least of his works, but I see in it the beginnings of his ornate style and exquisitely delicate character development that become the linchpins and best parts of The Caveman's Valentine & Ravens. All said, I highly recommend any of George Dawes Green's crime thrillers as genre-breaking, fantastically unique and intricate novels written wit ...more
Darlene Schara
Nov 26, 2014 Darlene Schara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the book. The movie sucked! I'm glad I read it first.
Janet
Feb 15, 2016 Janet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First book I read by this author. It was a great read.
Barbara Moher
Mar 07, 2016 Barbara Moher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Scary and disturbing, and hard to put down!
Mike Doyle
Long slow read. Plot jumped around too often.
Jackie Keating
Left me thinking "wtf did I just read?"
renee tivy
Dec 18, 2015 renee tivy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
could not put it down. fast paced
Kris
Sep 07, 2015 Kris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome!!! Would read again for sure!!
Jennifer
Jun 22, 2014 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not quite as good as Caveman, but good
Aida
Oct 15, 2015 Aida rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Could NOT put it down
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George Dawes Green is a highly acclaimed novelist and poet. He currently divides his time between Georgia and New York.
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