A sequel to A TIME TO KILL
He will make them pay . . .
Jake Brigance has never met Seth Hubbard, or even heard of him, until the old man's suicide note names him attorney for his estate. The will is dynamite. Seth has left ninety per cent of his vast, secret fortune to his housemaid.
The vultures are circling even before the body is cold: the only subject more incendiary than money in Ford County is race, and this case has both.
AS the relatives contest the will, and unscrupulous lawyers hasten to benefit, Jake searches for answers to the many questions left by Seth Hubbard's death:
What made him write that last-minute will leaving everything to a poor black woman named Lettie Lang?
Why did he choose to kill himself on the desolate piece of land known as Sycamore Row?
And what was it that Seth and his brother witnessed as children that, in his words, 'no human should ever see'?
Praise for SYCAMORE ROW
'A gripping read' - Literary Review
'A fantastic book' - 5 STAR reader review
'Just as good [as A Time To Kill] . . . an excellent climax' - 5 STAR reader review
'Grisham at his best'- 5 STAR reader review
350+ million copies, 45 languages, 9 blockbuster films:
NO ONE WRITES DRAMA LIKE JOHN GRISHAM
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Why would a dying white American man leave over $20 million to his black maid, not his family and assumed heirs? Sycamore Row revisits the characters of A Time to Kill, but it's a full package that works perfectly as a standalone novel. An explosive drama set in Mississippi in the ‘80s, John Grisham's novel paints an unsettling portrait of race relations, with the added stains of bad familial blood, small-town gossip and greed. And of course, being a Grisham book, the novel’s rich with courtroom intrigue and vivid cultural references that show off his Southern roots.
Narrator Beck turns in a fine performance in this audio version of Grisham's outstanding sequel to the classic courtroom drama A Time to Kill. It's 1988 and Clayton, Miss based lawyer Jake Brigance receives a handwritten will from the recently deceased Seth Hubbard that leaves the majority of his estate roughly $20 million to his African-American maid, thus disinheriting his own children. Along with the will is a letter from Hubbard instructing Brigance to defend his last wishes at all costs. With millions on the line, the Hubbard family aggressively contests the old man's will, throwing Brigance into a trial full of twists and turns. Beck's gentle accented reading skillfully captures the old-world, Southern tone of Grisham's novel. Beck also keeps the story moving at a good pace and infuses each character with a distinctive regional voice. A Doubleday hardcover.
This one didn’t disappoint. I was not expecting an ending like that. Two thumbs up.
What a fantastic writer! I loved everything about the book. I found it hard to put it down until the next. I had far too many late nights reading! I did not know what was going to happen right up to the end. I look forward to reading more of his books.
A great read
Very clever. Hard to put down once started,