Now I am up to date on John Grisham and have met his new heroine. I like Samantha and I hope we hear more from her. With Grisham it only takes a paragraph and you get the picture.
” I got nothing, he said between breaths as Mavis wiped tears and rattled away. Just like that he’s outta work, Mavis said. No paycheck, no black lung benefits, no prospect of finding any kind of work. All he’s ever done is work in the coalfields. What’s he supposed to do now? You gotta help us Samantha. You gotta do something. This ain’t right.”
” Keely, the thirteen- year- old eased into the chair. She managed a gap toothed smile, more fitting for a ten-year-old. My Daddy liked you a lot, she said. Will you hold my hand? she asked. My Daddy said you were the only lawyer brave enough to fight the coal companies. You’re gonna stay and help us, aren’t you miss Sam?
It gets better and better with the turn of each page.
Gray Mountain begs for a sequel.