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Publisher's Summary

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, a note from the author will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Belfry Holdings, Inc (P)2013 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

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

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Highly recommended

Great narration and a compelling story make this an excellent read. Strong characters and plot twists meant I couldn't stop listening.

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Entertaining but predictable

Entertaining but predictable story line. Story development did not disappoint. Narration performance was excellent. Would recommend for a long cold winter easy listen. Kept my attention.

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  • PAUL
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  • 02-21-15

Another GREAT Grisham book!!!

as always...another great book from a super writer...purchase and enjoy...you won't regret it if you are a fan of southern legal-ism.

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Inspired novel, outstanding performance.

John Grisham's story is magnetic, as always. Now, told by Michael Beck in this brilliant performance, it stuck to me in a manner in which I could not stop listening. I listened to the more than 20 hours in just 7 days.

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Wonderful book

This is a great book. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. The performance is wonderful, Grisham is the best

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Entertaining - great twist.

My first Grisham. Liked it, but not in the top of my list. Story was unnecessarily wordy at points, and sometimes hard to keep up with all the characters. Twist attention he end was compelling.

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A man's secret burden.

The narration was on point. The characters came alive with each chapter. My favorite scene.,,was when Hershall was on the witness stand under cross examination. He could not answer Jake's questions about the Atlanta Vraves.

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Excellent

It kept my attention from start to finish! Let the tears flow in some parts. I will read it again!!

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OUTSTANDING!

No other words can describe it. Definitely one of Grisham's best. Would highly recommend it.

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So much detail

This story was as hard to read as the contested will it was written about. So hard to stay interested. The ending was exceptional though.