John Grisham delivers high intensity legal drama for a new generation of readers in the sixth novel in his bestselling Theodore Boone series.
'I'm the lawyer, and you're the client. My advice to you is to bury this and not tell a soul. Never. Got it?'
Theodore Boone, courtroom hero and the only kid lawyer in town, is facing a tough week at school with his exams.
But things take a turn for the worse when a huge scandal is revealed - by none other than his best friend, April. And when April makes a decision that Theodore advises against, the scandal suddenly blows up and is all over the news.
Their futures are on the line and April's running scared. Can Theodore find a way to reverse the damage and save several lives from ruin?
'If you aspire to turn your children into lawyers who will keep you in your old age, John Grisham's Theodore Boone, his first novel for young people, might be for you'. - Sunday Times
'Nobody does legal fiction better' - Daily Express
'Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist.' - The New York Times
'Gripping... I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery. I think everyone will be enthralled by Theodore Boone.' - Scholastic News
'A master of his craft' - The Guardian
Beginning with The Firm in 1991, John Grisham has published at least one #1 bestseller every year. His books have been translated into 45 languages and have sold over 350 million copies worldwide. Ten have been adapted to film, including The Firm, The Pelican Brief, and A Time To Kill. His Theodore Boone series for young readers is now in development at Netflix. An avid sports fan, he has written two novels about football, one about baseball, and in 2021 he published Sooley, a story set in the world of college basketball. His lone work of non-fiction, The Innocent Man, was adapted into a six-part Netflix docuseries.
He is the two-time winner of the Harper Lee Prize For Legal Fiction and was distinguished with the Library of Congress Creative Achievement Award For Fiction.
When he's not writing, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Innocence Project and Centurion Ministries, two national organizations dedicated to exonerating those who have been wrongfully convicted. Much of his recent fiction explores deep-seated problems in our criminal justice systems.
A graduate of Mississippi State University and Ole Miss Law School, he lives on a farm in central Virginia, around the corner from the youth baseball complex he built in 1996. He still serves as its Commissioner.