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
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.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Enjoyed this book. Couldn't put it down.
John Grisham at his best
Fantastic. A well crafted and expertly told story that has the reader gripped from the very start. This is what John Grisham does best.
Good holiday read
Interesting book with historical racial issues of rural America. Very typical Grisham book, albeit with fewer surprises.