Excerpt from Sycamore Row by John Grisham

Nanowrimo is on! I am 9,009 words in and motoring away.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

If you love a good courtroom thriller, John Grisham is your man. I am currently reading Sycamore Row: A Novel (Jake Brigance Book 2). I have not read the first Jake Brigance novel, I don’t think, but Sycamore Row works as a stand alone novel. I am well into it, and enjoying John Grisham’s signature style.

His most glorious moment had come and gone. The acquittal of Carl Lee Hailey was three years ago, and Jake sometimes feared he was now beyond his pinnacle. As always, though, he brushed those doubts aside and reminded himself that he was only thirty-five. He was a gladiator with many great courtroom victories before him.

John Grisham, Sycamore Row

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Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises many more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?


  1. Some people do peak early.

  2. I haven’t read Grisham in a while, but I recently downloaded his newest…I like the sound of this one.

    Here’s mine: “ICE COLD”

  3. I enjoy Grisham and your teaser is a good one. One of these days, I think I’ll have a Grisham week! Here’s my teaser: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-10B

  4. Grisham does write some great novels. I do know how ugly things can get when family begins fighting after a death. Happy reading.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

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