The Summons

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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A pillar of the community who towered over local law and politics for forty years, Judge Atlee is now a shadow of his former self—a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi.

Knowing that the end is near, Judge Atlee has issued a summons for his two sons to return to Clanton to discuss his estate. Ray Atlee is the elder, a Virginia law professor, newly single, still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. Forrest is Ray’s younger brother, the family’s black sheep.

The summons is typed by the Judge himself, on his handsome old stationery, and gives the date and time for Ray and Forrest to appear in his study. Ray reluctantly heads south to his hometown, to the place he now prefers to avoid. But the family meeting does not take place. The Judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray . . . and perhaps to someone else.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2002
February 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
8.8
MB

Customer Reviews

lynnt271 ,

Could have been better

I was so gripped by the first part of this book I could not put it down. When things started to slow he threw another gripping twist. My real complaint here is the absolute stupidity of the main character. I won't ruin it but this has to be the dumbest main character he's ever written. I saw the ending a mile away. I know it's fiction but just could have been better. 4 stars because I was so invested in this and needed to find out the ending.

hy3inth ,

good read, meh author

i think i would’ve LOVED this novel if it had been written by a different author. being a white, middle aged, cis male, he has a very strict and stereotypical view of everyone unlike him. for a white, cis audience this is perfect.

aib14 ,

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