Audie Award Finalist, Thriller/Suspense, 2014
John Grisham takes you back to where it all began...
John Grisham's A Time to Kill is one of the most popular novels of our time. Now we return to that famous courthouse in Clanton as Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial - a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.
Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier.
The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?
In Sycamore Row, John Grisham returns to the setting and the compelling characters that first established him as America's favorite storyteller. Here, in his most assured and thrilling novel yet, is a powerful testament to the fact that Grisham remains the master of the legal thriller, nearly 25 years after the publication of A Time to Kill.
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Praise for the novels of John Grisham
"John Grisham is about as good a storyteller as we've got in the United States these days." —The New York Times Book Review
"John Grisham is exceptionally good at what he does—indeed, right now in this country, nobody does it better." —Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post
"Grisham is a marvelous storyteller who works readers the way a good trial lawyer works a jury." —Philadelphia Inquirer
"John Grisham owns the legal thriller." —The Denver Post
"John Grisham is not just popular, he is one of the most popular novelists of our time. He is a craftsman and he writes good stories, engaging characters, and clever plots." —Seattle Times
"A legal literary legend." —USA Today
There is never enough time for great books! I love the ones that suck you in from the first minutes but I have also learned to love the ones that take a little longer to warm up to.
I love Grisham books anyway. And perhaps because I live in the south this one just seemed very real to me. I wasn't at all surprised who in the book held the key to winning the case but that didn't lessen my appreciation and interest in the story. A great read!
Great book thoroughly enjoyed it very well done I always enjoy all of John Grisham's books this is another fine example thank you
Knowing the critical people in the story.
Rarely does a plot keep me on the edge of my seat but I did find some surprises and twists I didn't anticipate.
Yes. Basically all are the same. He does not have an irritating voice and allows you to get into the story instead of thinking about how is it being told.
I wouldn't say my reaction was extreme but I am sure I may have smiled or laughed in a spot or two. Didn't cry.
Grisham makes the most boring law cases interesting and compelling. Whoever thought a will contest would be anything but the worst.
I've only read about 7 Grisham books, so I'm no expert, but this is a truly exceptional story regardless of the author. It's multi layered, moves at a good pace, is well plotted, and ties up all loose ends. The story contains symbolism, suspense, and surprises. I've never understood Grisham's ability to take the ugliness of the deep South, lay it out there, and still hold the interest of a liberal Northerner while he weaves a cathartic conclusion. He is the master of his genre.
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