The Testament: A Novel - John Grisham

This is my first - and so far last - John Grisham novel. I didn't like it, although the blurb sounded quite interesting.


A very rich eccentric finds a way to troll his greedy grandchildren,  by cutting them out of his will and committing suicide right after he's made the change. The grieving grandchildren employ lawyers of course, and another lawyer is sent in to the middle of nowhere in the Brazilian jungle to break the news to a woman, who now is very rich.


What follows is a long story, that was incapable of holding my interest. The writing wasn't bad, but I didn't care for the characters and couldn't think of why they would go to such great lengths to tell her about it. I'd say that if you choose to life so far from anything, you don't really want to be found. At the end, I'm not curious to read any more novels by John Grisham, as this one disappointed me.


Note: I read a Dutch translation of this book.