#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA 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local law and politics for forty years, Judge Atlee is now a shadow of his former self—a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi.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... show more
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA 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local law and politics for forty years, Judge Atlee is now a shadow of his former self—a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi.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.
Publish date: February 28th 2012
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Hoppla, welche Überraschung für einen Grisham! Leider keine positive Überraschung. Eine relativ inhaltsleere Story, wenig Spannung und Charaktere, die nicht so ausgegoren scheinen. Selbst bei der Hauptperson Ray Atlee empfand ich wenig Sympathie. Getrennt von der Frau; und neue Beziehungen? Da war...
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A shame, but this is one of the most disappointing John Grisham books I've read. I was a huge fan of his first six books but found with the last three that the plots have gone off the boil a bit. I'm a third of the way through and, sorry to say, there's too many books and too little time to continue...
This was really more of a 2.5 star book. A middling Grisham offering. Not really good, but not really bad either. I won a signed copy of this here on GR. They gave away several back titles just before his newest one came out. I've been reading this off and on for a little over a month now, so y...
Grisham is an uneven writer, at least to my taste. Some of his books I really liked; others have been less entertaining. This one is excellent and doesn’t even have a murder. Ruben Atley was a highly respected judge. He had two sons: Ray and Forrest. Ray was a legal ethics professor at the...