A Painted House - John Grisham

A Painted House

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2001-02-06
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 344 Ratings


#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....

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  • A painted house

    By Student5353736
    Very good reading
  • Good story

    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!

    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

    By kade golden
    Excellent story
  • my favorite

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

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

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

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

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

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