A few weeks back I wrote about what I consider to be the best gift for a book lover – my Daunt Books subscription. (Check out the post.) They deliver 12 books a year, that’s one a month delivered right to your door. (YAY!) And because I’m just a little bit bananas for Crime Thriller books, I gave them a list of books I wanted to read.
My friend, Chris, (whom I don’t actually know, but he’s the one who selects the books for me each month based on my preferences) told me that he would surprise me with new books he thinks I’d like. So far, the two books I’ve received haven’t been a surprise at all (I’ve got a little problem called, I-like-to-be-in-control disorder.)
Here’s a little bit about the latest book I received:
Gray Mountain by John Grisham
Donovan Gray is ruthless and fearless. Just the kind of lawyer you need, deep in small-town Appalachia.
Samantha Kofer is a world away from her former life at New York’s biggest law firm. If she is going to survive in coal country, she needs to start learning fast.
Because as Donovan knows only too well, the mountains have their own laws. And standing up for the truth means putting your own life on the line.
My thoughts so far:
If you hadn’t already guessed…it’s a legal thriller, which is absolutely brand new territory for me. I’ve never picked one up because, well, hmm I’m not actually sure why, but I’m glad I’ve got this one. To be honest with you, I’ve seen a few adaptations of Grisham’s novels and they’ve been fantastic. I saw The Firm (1993) and The Brief (1993), and for films made in the 90s, they were incredibly current. And you know what they say, the books are always much better than the film so I know I won’t be disappointed with Grisham’s books.
I decided to read the first chapter, you know, just to see if it’s any good and 5 chapters later (when I should’ve been doing something else) I couldn’t put it down. I’d like to say I’ll take my time with this book, but there’s just something about lawyers that’s…what’s the word I’m looking for…moreish? Yes. That. It doesn’t help that I share a name with one of them, so I’m living my days vicariously through this lawyer, despite her being laid off. I mean, the fact that she got to where she wanted to get to, in my eyes, I’ve made it as a character LOL!
I’ll let you know how I got on with this when I review it. And just so you know, if by any chance anything terribly awful happens to Samantha, I return to simply being a reader, and everything said in the paragraph above wasn’t written by me!