Grisham’s Newest Book Cries For the Sequel We Don’t Want

John GrishamI will admit to you that I enjoyed John Grisham‘s newest book.  I finished it before Christmas.

But, I was also very disappointed in him.  It simply screams “there will be a sequel.”  It is unlike every other book he has ever written.

The book is called Gray Mountain (Doubleday, 2014).  It is about a young female New York attorney, Samantha Kofer, who finds new work and a new life in rural Gray Mountain CoverVirginia.

I only read the customer reviews on after I wrote this post.  In general, these are vicious.  I don’t think the story is that bad, and I don’t think it’s boring.  Maybe it has just enough sex to keep me interested.  But, I do join others who criticize the book for the low-quality ending.  Just finish the story, John.  Move on to the next book.

In summary, to find out what happens, you will have to buy the next book.  That has never been the case for Grisham, who has penned so many best-sellers over the years, and which have found their way to the big screen through adaptation.  Who has ever forgotten The Firm?

You won’t find this one moving to film.  At least, not until we know the ending.

2 thoughts on “Grisham’s Newest Book Cries For the Sequel We Don’t Want

  1. craig f scott

    Within this book Grisham created the most interesting character of his writing career in Donovan Gray…….and then killed him ! After Donovan’s demise the book just meandered meaninglessly and then nose dived and crashed much like Donovan’s plane…..I listened to the now value priced audio book and by the 2nd to last disc I could tell there was no time to wrap up the myriad plot lines….. I also must note that for a New York lawyer Samantha displayed no New York moxie or New York chutzpa…..she was a real wimp….

  2. Mary Meskunas

    I too was disappointed with the abrupt ending. there was another entire book to be written to tie up all the loose ends. I loved all other Grisham books I have read. I did not find this story boring, it opens one’s eyes to how the people of Appalachia really need voices to speak up for how used they have been and how hard it is to fight deep pockets and greed. I wish John Grisham had finished the story. I guess it is the Charles Dickens in me.


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