#staffpick: The Firm by John Grisham

The Firm by John Grisham
432 pages
Legal Mystery/Thriller
Find it as an eBook, an audiobook, or the film adaptation!

In this mysterious legal thriller, Mitch McDeere starts a new position as a tax lawyer at the Bendini, Locke, & Lambert firm in Memphis, Tennessee. Having allowed himself to be lured away from Wall Street under the premise of amazing perks and competitive pay, McDeere thinks the best is ahead of him, but there are many things he doesn’t know…

Later on, he becomes suspicious of some of the firm’s activities and starts to unravel secrets about its hidden operations. Will it be too late by the time he realizes what’s going on and what serious danger he and his wife are in?

John Grisham takes readers on a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs as Mitch struggles to both investigate and survive over the course of his time at the firm. The more he uncovers, the more dedicated he becomes to exposing the deadly secrets that have already cost so many people their lives. Even more chilling, he begins to realize how intertwined in the firm’s elusive activity he has actually become. With a complex web of a storyline and plot, The Firm will keep readers enthralled and eager to know what happens next!

Noah’s Thoughts

Overall, I am really impressed with this novel each time I read it. The first time I read it was for a university course assignment, and I truly did not think that I would enjoy a book about a tax lawyer as much as I did! John Grisham does a really great job of creating a dynamic storyline, with consistent developments that keep readers on their toes.

I will say that given the length of this novel, the plot does become quite complex, and there is a lot of back and forth, setting changes, and perspective changes that readers need to watch out for. However, this was actually one of the aspects that I enjoyed most, because I felt constantly engaged and interested in following each aspect of the story to make my own deductions and theories as the story went on!

Even more so, I was really thrilled with the well-developed characterizations that Grisham brought to life through this storyline, and by the end, I really felt like I had been on a journey with each of them, especially surrounding the many jaw-dropping discoveries they make along the way. 

All things considered, this is one of my favorite books and it broadened my horizons to a new genre I didn’t even know I was interested in!

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