The Client ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Author: John Grisham


5/1/20231 min read

Blurb: Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother were sharing a forbidden cigarette when a chance encounter with a suicidal lawyer left Mark knowing a bloody and explosive secret: the whereabouts of the most sought-after dead body in America.

Now Mark is caught between a legal system gone mad and a mob killer desperate to cover up his crime. And his only ally is a woman named Reggie Love, who has been a lawyer for all of four years. Prosecutors are willing to break all the rules to make Mark talk. The mob will stop at nothing to keep him quiet. And Reggie will do anything to protect her client—even take a last, desperate gamble that could win Mark his freedom... or cost them both their lives.

This is one of my favourites. The suspense keeps you turning the pages. The only thing you want to know is what the guy said in that car before shooting himself. I love how smart Mark is even if he is just ‘trash’ out of a caravan park, or so the FBI seems to think. The only one that seems to care about him is Reggie, his attorney and a recovered alcoholic who lost custody over her children. Trying to stay safe from the FBI, prosecutors and mob hitmen, Mark needs to figure out what to do to keep himself and his family safe. If you like fast-paced thrillers, give this one a go.