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Summary

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? 

350+ million copies, 45 languages, 9 blockbuster films.

No one writes drama like John Grisham.

©2022 John Grisham (P)2022 Penguin Random House Audio

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Disappointing

I was really looking forward to this book but was bitterly disappointed as it just gives the impression that they were just unfinished storylines

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What a waste of money!

What a complete waste of time and money.not going to listen to the rest,the first two stories were so bad.hoping I can return it because it’s so bad. One star because it wouldn’t let me not put every stars.

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I had this on pre order when the blurb didn’t say it was short stories rather it was book 4 in a series. Starting the book, the author tells us it’s three short stories so I’m returning it without listening, I find short stories pointless and do not wish to waste a credit. Audible and authors, try not to mislead customers please.

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Over Promises

This is well below Grisham's normal books. For a start the first story isn't about Jake Brigance he is just a peripheral character. The story itself meanders, goes nowhere and then finishes. Most unlike Grisham

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lazy story, big disappointment

looks like John Grisham has hung up his boots. this is a lazy bit of work, a series of unfinished stories, very disappointing

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Novellas not short stories

Love all JG books and sometimes it’s nice for a shorter story, I’m not a fan of abridged versions - all or nothing in my view so was pleased to come across this new offering- especially to catch up on a few old favourite characters- a story doesn’t have to be X+++ hours to make it enjoyable

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Love this

John Grisham never fails to deliver!
Not a fan of Novellas usually but this way of presenting three an excellent idea.

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classic John Grisham

what can i say but another john grisham classic. Never tire of this man hes a genius!!

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Not vintage Grisham

This is readable and enjoyable but not anywhere near the best Grisham. His best writing is in court for which he deserves a Nobel prize.

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Three great stories

I really enjoyed these novellas. Each was different but brilliant. The characters were all great and the narration was absolutely first class.