Sycamore Row by John Grisham
Just finished the book Sycamore Row. It is a very exciting story happening during the lesser tolerant period between two communities. It is about the will of a dead man which kicks up much dust about the beneficiaries of the will. Jake Brigance, the appointed lawyer for the will is as cool and smart as always. This case is the next big thing to happen after the Hailey trial, his previous case. There are so many twists in the book that unravel one by one which keep the story line pretty exciting till the end. John Grisham is unparalleled when it comes to stories of the court. His plot is unique and complicated. But it only adds to the mystery. The courtroom atmosphere, the judge, the opening and closing statements about the case and the jury selection are all very meticulously explained in the author's expected style. It is as if the story happens before our very own eyes as the author successfully takes us through the trial. The familiar characters give the reader smooth transition into this new case. The book is a great insight into the life and work of a lawyer as we get to know the nuances of the lawyer profession. All the characters are perfectly done and you can't help but being one of the jurors as you see the legal stages one by one. I would recommend it to all the fans who like a good courtroom drama and love Grisham's previous works. Sycamore Row is definitely a book worth reading.
"Ethics are determined by what they catch you doing. If you don’t get caught, then you haven’t violated any ethics."
— John Grisham (Sycamore Row)