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If you are wondering what kinds of books I review and events I host, this little section is the place to look. Books I love to read: Children's, Young Adult, Paranormal and Fantasy books. Books I like to read: General Fiction, Romances, Religious Fiction, Mysteries and Biographies. So those are the genres of books I will generally review. If you send me a book outside of those areas, I'll consider it, but it may not fit my tastes. Reviews will take about 2 months to post; I try to post them around the time the book is released. On giveaways: Sending me a signed book to give away on the site is a great way to get your book noticed. I do a "mystery book" giveaway about every 2 weeks, where I read the book and twitter about it without revealing its title, then reveal what I've been reading and give it away. The whole event takes a couple weeks, and I feature the giveaway book on my blog for most of that time.

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Legal Thriller Minus Thriller

The Whistler - John Grisham
Lawyers Lacy and Hugo are hired to investigate a claim from an anonymous report about a dirty judge using an Indian casino illegally to take money from. As the lawyers reveal truth there are unfortunate deaths and more than enough bad people.

 

I read this because of a book club I had been in.  The theme for the month was Grisham’s books. I had not read one of his in years.  The last probably being Pelican Brief around the time the movie came out. I felt that the book had so much action and suspense. So I was hoping for a similar story like his blockbuster The Firm.

 

Unfortunately, the thrill was gone from this book. How he stretched out this story over 350 pages is beyond me. This was barely a conversation over coffee with a friend. About halfway through we lose a character that I assume we are supposed to care about losing but to be honest none of them mattered to me.  The crimes that were done were not a surprise it is pretty much stated in the beginning what the dirty criminals had done. There were no big surprises or big horrifying truth revealed.

 

I know Grisham has some good books but this for me was not one of them.  Definitely not a legal thriller I considered his books to be.