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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 Mountainis 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
The main character was just a filler, she never developed, the story just happened around her. The plot did the sss as me, the was promise if a story but it just fizzled out.35
I don't always make the time to read that I should, but when I do, I always first look for another John Grisham book. I have read about half of all the novels he has written, and I look forward to reading the rest. Gray Mountain was yet another mesmerizing story! Grisham has a way of writing that keeps you intrigued, and interested to the point of not wanting to put the book down until its completion. While reading, it's always as though I can visualize what's happening, as though it were a movie I was watching. It's the type of writing that keeps me coming back for more! Gray Mountain is yet another of these types of stories. I highly recommend this book, but then I highly recommend all his books!55
Great book. Terrific characters. Cannot believe Grisham did not make her a character in future books. Gigantic mistake and missed opportunity. He had it all set up for lots of stories..future books. Especially since some of his books after this were not top quality.45
Typical Grisham, he winds you up and gets you involved right away with a great plot and then lets you down with a weak ending. Always leaves a lot of questions on the table. Fun read.45
The book was good until the ending. There was no ending.25
Certainly like John Grisham’s writing style and this story revealed a lot for me regarding Big Coal and the non-profit groups that are working tirelessly for “real” people. But having read Sycamore Row (that was unputdownable and the amazing plot twist at the end) just before this, it made me wanting something more. But this is different and I love the fact how I could visualize everything and be in the story every page of the way. Thank you John Grisham.55
I’ve read a number of his books and this is the best. It’s exciting and I now know more about strip mining than I ever thought possible.45
I was left feeling quite unfulfilled. I expected to find out if Krull went down, if the Tate appeal materialized, if Samantha and Jeff Ever defined their partnership other than physical... what happened?? Way too much left unanswered. I’m disappointed in the way it ended.45
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