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May 4, 2014

Sycamore Row {John Grisham}

Sycamore Row (Jake Brigance, #2)
I'm almost embarrassed to admit this was my first John Grisham read. I always thought his books would be something I'm not interested in, but I was so wrong.

Sycamore Row is the follow up to A Time To Kill. Yes, that movie I watched way back in the day. I had to go read up on the first book to refresh my memory as to what happened. In Sycamore Row, Jake is back and with another tough case.

Seth Hubbard has committed suicide and left millions to his housekeeper, and has specifically cut his children out of anything. Problem is, he did this right before his death so the kids have an old will they would like to uphold.

The mystery surrounding the entire story is why did this white man leave it all to his black housekeeper. What is the connection there. In a small town where black and white still don't miss too well, the rumors start swirling.

Jake is hired by the estate to sort it all out and convince a jury to give the money to the housekeeper. Of course there are ups and downs, lies, suspense, and more.

I read this book in three days, staying up well past midnight each night. I simply could not put it down!