A Painted House - John Grisham

A Painted House

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2001-02-06
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 324 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Until that September of 1952, Luke Chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie. But in the long, hot summer of his seventh year, two groups of migrant workers — and two very dangerous men — came through the Arkansas Delta to work the Chandler cotton farm. And suddenly mysteries are flooding Luke’s world.

A brutal murder leaves the town seething in gossip and suspicion. A beautiful young woman ignites forbidden passions. A fatherless baby is born ... and someone has begun furtively painting the bare clapboards of the Chandler farmhouse, slowly, painstakingly, bathing the run-down structure in gleaming white. And as young Luke watches the world around him, he unravels secrets that could shatter lives — and change his family and his town forever....

Reviews

  • A painted house

    4
    By Student5353736
    Very good reading
  • Good story

    4
    By PurpleWigtwister
    I enjoyed going back in time reading this story. I was disappointed at the end… I needed more information! Too many unanswered questions! Looking for a sequel.
  • A riveting tale of life, love, and family bonds!

    5
    By Jacqueline L.
    This book was good, but it hit GREAT on page 322. You’ll have to read the other 321 pages to find out why.
  • Favorite John Grisham novel

    5
    By kade golden
    Excellent story
  • my favorite

    5
    By Camblizzy
    my favorite book ever & it’s not even close
  • A story wonderfully told

    5
    By raekcrae
    I've read this book multiple times just to revisit the characters and their world, however imperfect it is.
  • A Painted House

    5
    By MrsMagoomk
    What a nice surprise! I loved this book!
  • A Painted House

    5
    By Rebelh69
    Wish he would write a follow up to this book.
  • Brilliant

    5
    By BKOCH24
    Best book I've ever read
  • As American as Apple Pie

    5
    By Kunziric
    One of the best Grisham novels I have ever read. Suspenseful, yet touching. Truly, a memorable and satisfying book.