Gray Mountain by John Grisham

Gray Mountain

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2014-10-21
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
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From 319 Ratings
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.
 
The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track—until the recession hits and she is downsized, furloughed, and escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, all for a slim chance of getting rehired.
 
In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about. Samantha’s new job takes her into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack. But some of the locals aren’t so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town, and within weeks Samantha is engulfed in litigation that turns deadly. Because like most small towns, Brady harbors big secrets that some will kill to conceal.
 
Praise for Gray Mountain
 
“[An] important new novel . . . superior entertainment.”The Washington Post
 
“Powerful . . . a satisfying, old-fashioned, good guy/bad guy legal thriller.”The Christian Science Monitor
 
“Yes, Gray Mountain is fiction. But after reading the book, you’ll believe heroic action must be taken.”USA Today
 
“Grisham has written one of his best legal dramas.”—Associated Press

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Reviews

  • Not his best.

    3
    By johannes ph
    Made my way through this book but kept thinking when will we get into the plot. It never happened. This book is much like "A Painted House" no real plot more like a day in the live of ??? Grisham is a very good writer, I have enjoyed most of his books. Grey Mountain however did not, in my opinion, live up to what I have come to expect from John Grisham.
  • Great Book without a real ending

    4
    By Book read
    Great book, the ending is lacking though, anticlimactic.
  • So disappointing.

    2
    By Usually a fan!
    The book started out all right but soon the lecturing on strip mining began. This is constant the first half of the novel! At one point Grisham writes that the main character needs a break from all talk of coal mining - unfortunately that courtesy was not extended to the reader. The last half of this book is better than the first but then the reader is left hanging. Nothing is resolved at the end. Also the characters seemed without a lot of depth to them. I will not be reading any sequels to this dud.
  • Gray Mountain

    4
    By Season 11
    WOW! A fantastic read to beat the January blahs. C Law .
  • Typical Grisham

    4
    By Claythorn
    Another page-turner by the master of the legal world.
  • Grey Mountain

    1
    By KHK007
    Not the usual Grisham read. More of a campaign against an environmental issue. Took 2 weeks to read rather than the usual 2 days.... Would not recommend....
  • Gray Mountain

    4
    By )$&@4778
    John Grisham is losing his flair for writing intensely thrilling books. This one seems like another lazy attempt to satisfy publishers and fans. The book was ok, but far from his best.
  • Crappy-Not Worth A Cent!

    1
    By HasGrishamLostIt?
    Piece of crap. Just a setup for another book or a series. Wait for the real book(s) or maybe just forget Grisham.
  • Disappointing

    2
    By George2767
    Story builds well until abruptly ends in last 14 pages leaving many unresolved plot lines. Last Grisham book for me.
  • Gray Mountain

    3
    By Dibrian
    This novel was an okay read for me. Interesting storyline though, and how it all unfolded.

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