I enjoyed every minute of this book! From the moment of meeting Silvo, to slowly finding out how he had morphed from Lanigan. Very interesting in every way--discovering how he handled the mob, the FBI, and his fat-cat cheating fellow lawyer partners. The best part was the ending! Won't say more because don't want to give it away.
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 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.
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.
Denise... New to this leaving my opinion. I also liked the narrator. I will purrchase another book with him speaking.
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A story on the art of vanishing, mystries and murder. Lawyers who are thieves. The trust beyond any other in the name of love.