The Summons

The Summons

Book - 2002
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Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate. But the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray. For the first time since A Time to Kill, the author returns to Ford County, Mississippi, a place rich in colorful characters and dark family secrets, for his latest legal thriller.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780440241072
0440241073
9780385503822
0385503822
Branch Call Number: F GRI
Characteristics: 341 p. ; 24 cm

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tenet
Feb 14, 2016

Rated 4/10. I found this book thin on plot, with an unsurprising ending. Both of the brothers were dolts.

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rahmmie
Oct 28, 2015

One of the books by Grisham that I liked the least. Entertaining but with a very underwhelming ending

jhill59 Apr 02, 2015

Since first reading The Firm I have been a fan of Grisham's. The Summons does hold your interest and keeps you wondering how it will end.

With that said, when I reached the end of the book it left me wanting more. Not because it was good, but because it left holes open in what I felt Grisham could have closed up. Overall, the book is a good read but the ending is less than satisfactory in my opinion.

lv2tour Dec 25, 2014

I really like Grisham books, but it seems that most don't have an adequate ending. It would be nice to have had a definite ending to this book, but "see you in a year" is not quite the ending of a book that I ever envision as adequate.
I would prefer they all lived happily ever after, rather than see you in a year.
It just seems like his books are written to be made into movies and sequels. Am I the only one that thinks this way?
Still a good read though

timbert May 07, 2014

An obviously professional piece of writing, but why?

sharonb122 May 09, 2013

A fun easy read for vacation time and on the plane. A little variety away from the court room of Grisham's most frequent subject. Interesting family dynamics.

smiley18 Jun 01, 2012

First book that I read by Grisham, and I wasn't disappointed.

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sman46
Jan 09, 2011

Contrived ending.

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Reeshma
Jan 14, 2010

Surprisingly a Grisham book with no courtroom drama...not gr8 but a decent read...

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