Sycamore Row is the second book of the Jake Brigance series, the sequel to the bestselling debut novel of John Grisham, A Time to Kill.
Summary Of The Book
Sycamore Row picks up three years after the trial of Carl Lee Hailey, where A Time to Kill left off. Mr. Seth Hubbard instructs one of his employees to meet him by a Sycamore tree on a Sunday afternoon. Upon arriving at the location, the employee finds his boss dead, hanging by a noose from the branch of the Sycamore tree. Mr. Hubbard decided to end his life because his terminal lung cancer was too painful to cope with. He did, however, leave a very specific set of instructions for his funeral and subsequent burial.
Meanwhile, Jake Brigance is caught up trying to get insurance for his burned down house. His new secretary informs him that a letter from Mr. Seth Hubbard has arrived for him. It is a revised holographic will that renounces his previous one, wherein all his money was to go to his children and grandchildren. In this revised will, Hubbard wishes to leave the bulk of his money to his housekeeper, Letitia Lang, a little to the church and some for his brother. He asserts that his bullheaded children will fight the contents of the will, and Jake is entrusted the responsibility to make sure that doesn’t happen.
A convoluted trail follows thereafter, just as Mr. Hubbard had forewarned. The story proceeds in a fast-paced manner, delving into the details of a fiercely controversial trial. Another exemplary legal thriller by John Grisham, Sycamore Row is a page-turner.
About John Grisham
John Grisham, born in 1955, is an American lawyer, author and politician.
He has authored The Racketeer, The Street Lawyer, The Pelican Brief, The Runaway Jury, The King of Torts and The Chamber.
Born in Arkansas, Grisham’s family relocated to DeSoto County in Mississippi, when he was four years old. He studied at Delta State University in Cleveland, Northwest Mississippi Community College in Mississippi, Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he procured a degree in law. His first ever book, A Time To Kill, was hailed as the bestselling novel of 1991. He received the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award in 2005 as well. He is married to Renee Jones, and the couple have two children.
Not a bad read!
One of my best reads
Interesting but fairly predictable
Certified Buyer, Kolkata
Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Review)
Prasun Best Reviewer :)
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John Grisham like always
Certified Buyer, Bangalore
A good read...
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Certified Buyer, Coimbatore
A journey into the past... Another exciting courtroom entertainer from John Grosham
Certified Buyer, Hyderabad
A great holiday or weekend read!
Certified Buyer, Mumbai