Book Review: The Brethren (John Grisham)

As promised in my earlier post – I thought I’d start posting reviews of books I read, films I see, albums I hear etc… so here’s the first one of several that I’ll post in the next few days.

Title: The Brethren

Author: John Grisham

Genre: Crime / Thriller

Storyline: Three judges locked away in prison run a blackmail scam targeting closet rich gay men through the private ads. Meanwhile, the head of the CIA is trying to get an unknown bloke elected as US President… except he then gets caught in the blackmail scam.

Review: Partly reminiscent of Richard North Patterson, but not as in-depth or focused, and partly your normal lawyer-type thriller. A good book and highly entertaining but the 440 pages should really have been 550 to allow the storyline to get a bit more depth. Despite that though, it was still a page-turner and a good solid read.

Score: 3.5/5

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