19 May 2018

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Book Review / The Pelican Brief by John Grisham

In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper on the front floor of a posh home... In a seedy D.C. porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to death... The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. And in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a legal brief... 

To Darby Shaw it was no more than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess. To the Washington establishment it was political dynamite. Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder -- a murder intended for her. 

Going underground, she finds there is only one person she can trust -- an ambitious reporter after a newsbreak hotter than Watergate -- to help her piece together the deadly puzzle. Somewhere between the bayous of  Louisiana and the White House's inner sanctums, a violent cover-up is being engineered. For someone has read Darby's brief. Someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable crime.

Published:     First published in 1992
Publisher:  Doubleday

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Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone

Source:   Owned


Let me first say that I am so glad that I decided to pick up and read all of John Grisham's books.  It has been a while reading some of them and it will be the first time read for some.  Back in my teenage years I was really into thrillers and John Grisham was my go to author.  I can't believe that I had forgot how much I loved his writing!  Back then this was one of my favourites and still is!

Even though I have watched the movie and loved it, the book is so much better.  What I loved the most was the pacing and the morality of the story.  The pacing was fast and precise, something that I really love when it comes to thrillers.   Darcy stumbles onto a theory that could, in fact, be not so far from the truth and over time it stops being just a theory she wrote and more about doing what is right.

Great fast pacing, intriguing conspiracy story lines and characters, including the main character, I really rooted for.