It's been a long time since I picked up one of John Grisham's courtroom thrillers, and I'm glad I grabbed "Sycamore Row."
This book takes us back into Clanton, Mississippi, a couple of years after the action of A Time to Kill. Lawyer Jake Brigance has received a letter making him the estate lawyer for the late Seth Hubbard, who has committed suicide in a rather spectacular fashion ... and the will cuts out Hubbard's entire family. He's left his entire fortune, except for a couple of minor bequests, to his housekeeper.
The drama ensues almost immediately, with lawyers on both sides preparing for what is sure to be a nasty trial. And it is.
I thoroughly enjoyed the interplay amongst the characters, and each little secret that Grisham revealed as the book went on.
I would recommend this highly to readers who like a good drama.