7 Apr 2019

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Book Review / The Partner by John Grisham

They watched Danilo Silva for days before they finally grabbed him. He was living alone, a quiet life on a shady street in Brazil; a simple life in a modest home, certainly not one of luxury. Certainly no evidence of the fortune they thought he had stolen. He was much thinner and his face had been altered. He spoke a different language, and spoke it very well.

But Danilo had a past with many chapters. Four years earlier he had been Patrick Lanigan, a young partner in a prominent Biloxi law firm. He had a pretty wife, a new daughter, and a bright future. Then one cold winter night Patrick was trapped in a burning car and died a horrible death. When he was buried his casket held nothing more than his ashes.

From a short distance away, Patrick watched his own burial. Then he fled. Six weeks later, a fortune was stolen from his ex-law firm's offshore account. And Patrick fled some more.

But they found him.

Published:     26th April 2005
Publisher:  Doubleday
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Owned


This was my first time reading this story and I loved it!  I have been slowing reading my way through John Grisham's books, starting from the very first one he wrote and published and I was looking forward to getting to this one as it was the first one on the list that I had not read yet.

What I liked the most was the fact that you are introduced to the main character, Danilo, at the start of the book and follow his journey throughout.  We slowly get to figure out who he is and what he was supposedly done.  I found it interesting to follow this character and also to follow the different organisations as they also investigate what is going on.

I have to be honest and say that I did see the ending coming but that was fine, for me the joy of reading this story was the journey rather than the destination.