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This review is from: The Testament (Paperback)
I've been a longtime fan of John Grisham's books. Some of his other books that don't really deal with legal issues I don't care much for, but luckily The Testament doesn't fall within that category.
The book is really about a old rich man named Troy Phelan who is worth over 11 billion dollars. He's had 3 different wives and 6 different children. All, unfortunately, aren't the most trustworthy people and would blow through money like crazy. While Troy never had the best relationship with his children, he did have a dilemma with what to do when he died. He made several wills throughout his life, but, finally decided on a way to do it that would put the fortune he'd earned in hands who would be wiser with the money than his other children. That person? An illegitimate daughter named Rachel Lane, who is a missionary in the middle of the Brazilian jungle. As such, a partner in the law firm who is in charge of handling Troy's estate is put to the task of finding Rachel.
In my opinion, the book, right from the beginning, is a page turner. Very hard to put down. It's just a quick read of over 450 pages that has the reader hooked and wondering how everything will pan out.
When I was nearing the end I couldn't help but wonder how John Grisham planned to end the book. In some ways I wasn't too happy with the ending, but I really can't complain. It took a direction that I hadn't anticipated while I read the book.
Overall, very happy! Another good, quality novel from John Grisham.