While I did enjoy this book, it was not his best work. It did have a few surprises, but most of the story was fairly predictable.
The narrator was a perfect fit for this novel.
This is a story about a suspected murder, vanishing acts, thieves, and a double cross. It is a story about a law firm filled with thieves. And, of course, the disappearance of millions of dollars, along with one of the partner
I enjoyed the story very much but the ending was horrible .... the double cross, which I had suspected early on. What was more horrible was that Grisham did not explain or give us a reason or explanation for the double cross. Of course, we know it was all about the money but something - anything - from the double crosser's point of view maybe would have helped me accept and understand the ending.
The main character had a "brilliant mind," he had everything well thought out, he had dotted every "i" and crossed every "t" so why would he entrust his stolen "millions" to a woman he had known for less than 4 years. Why would he put his millions in the name of this woman and trust that greed would not overcome her. Was he blinded by love? Maybe there is going to be a second book (?) hope so.... I felt deceived.....
I really did enjoy the story and loved the energy of intrigue Frank Muller's performance brought to the story.
1st never leave a woman in total control of your millions, without a reserve put aside for you. This should have been titled Double Crossed. But a brilliant mind this attorney had and everything thought out to the letter, appears he gets away Scott free only to get the shaft. But I needed more closure on the ending. Hated the ending. Come on Grisham and give me a part two to this book....
This is a masterful story but Grisham denies us the win. If you like good endings, do NOT waste your time. With a minor ending change and I'd given it 5. I do not like turning my soul and imagination over to an author and then having him shatter me at the end. Will never read Grisham again. He has lost my trust.
The book is not bad but the narrator is horrible. First off Biloxi is pronounced bil-uh-xi. Not bil-ah-xi. Very irritating. He's constantly breathless. Couldn't take the voice anymore.
This was a solid book from the first chapter. I recommend reading the Testament first because this book kind of starts out in the same area that the Testament is set in. It was nice to already have a mental image of the area that Patrick was hiding in.
I guess it's a personal preference thing, but I love the narrator. His voice sets the right tone for the book...serious, thoughtful, and a hint of mystery. Obvioiusly, his voice won't work with some books, but it is perfect for Grisham novels.
As for my opinion of the novel, I loved trying to figure out Patrick's master plan, and I was rooting for him to get away with it. The ending was not my favorite, but it made sense and was poetic justice. If you always want a sappy ending then this book may not be for you. My main complaint is with Patrick's character...I loved him throughout the novel but towards the end his "simple life" philosophy turned to arrogance. I just thought that personality change wasn't needed.