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Sparring Partners: The new collection of gripping legal stories - The Number One Sunday Times bestseller Hardcover – 31 May 2022
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***THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER***
'Three sparkling Grisham stories for the price of one . . . Appealing entertainment' IRISH INDEPENDENT
Three thrilling stories of the law from the master of the legal thriller.
Homecoming takes us back to Ford County, the fictional setting of many of John Grisham's unforgettable stories. Jake Brigance is back, but he's not in the courtroom. He's called upon to help an old friend, Mack Stafford, a former lawyer in Clanton who three years earlier became a local legend when he stole some money from his clients, divorced his wife, filed for bankruptcy, and left his family in the middle of the night, never to be heard from again. Until now. Now Mack is back and he's leaning on his old pals, Jake and Harry Rex, to help him return. His homecoming does not go as planned.
In Strawberry Moon, we meet Cody Wallace, a young death row inmate only three hours away from execution. His lawyers can't save him, the courts slam the door, and the Governor says no to a last minute request for clemency. As the clock ticks down, Cody has only one final request.
The Sparring Partners are the Malloy brothers, Kirk and Rusty, two successful young lawyers who inherited a once prosperous firm when its founder, their father, was sent to prison. Kirk and Rusty loathe one another, and speak to each other only when necessary. As the firm disintegrates, the fiasco falls into the lap of Diantha Bradshaw, the only person the partners trust. Can she save the Malloys, or does she take a stand for the first time and try to save herself?
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NO ONE WRITES DRAMA LIKE JOHN GRISHAM
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- Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton; 1st edition (31 May 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1399708449
- ISBN-13 : 978-1399708449
- Dimensions : 15.8 x 3 x 23.6 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Yes it's always a page turning read but the literary reward is absent. Oh well I guess there is 2023!
Judging from the dates in one of the stories they may have been early in the authors career and maybe left on the shelf unfinished as a result.
This just left me disappointed as I’ve really enjoyed the majority of his previous novels. Hopefully his next book will get back to form.
Grisham's first novella collection - 3 stories.
Homecoming - p. 6 - 128.
Features Jake Brigance helping fellow lawyer who stole and disappeared with clients money.
Good story, builds well but rushed ending.
Strawberry Moon - p.129 - 179
Death Row inmates last 3 hours.
Concentrates on the inmate as opposed to the legal system.
Gives an insight into his survival and importance of books and reading to escape his confinement.
Sparring Partners - p. 180 - 304.
Feuding law firm partners and their imprisoned father.
Bribery, pardons, double dealing.
Features some court room action.
Strong familiar characters/location.
Traditional Grisham themes.
If a longer novel ending would develop slower.
Well worth a read for all, especially fans.
Covers traditional Grisham topics well.
Would recommend The Chamber as a traditional Death Row novel and The Runaway Jury for court room action.