Author(s): John Grisham
THEODORE BOONE'S best friend April has disappeared in the middle of the night. The only suspect is an escaped convict, and he won't give them any answers. Thirteen-year-old Theo - the son of two lawyers - knows the criminal justice system. Terrified that he'll never see April again, he begins his own investigation. But as the days drag on with no new leads, Theo starts to think the police are chasing the wrong person. Can he hunt down the truth and find his friend - or is it really too late?
Following on from the number one bestseller Theodore Boone, John Grisham delivers high intensity legal drama for a new generation of readers.
Praise for THEODORE BOONE: 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 There's a new kid on the young fiction block, and this one really does have serious powers: Theodore Boone, half-boy, half-lawyer... fans will be pleased to know there will be more of Theo's adventures to come. Sunday Express Contemporary lit for young readers has its icons: Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl. Make way for the new kid on the block. USA Today Nobody does legal fiction better. Daily Express A master of his craft. Guardian Another page-turner that will find favour with Grisham fans and everyone who enjoys unravelling a good mystery. Country News Insert A suspenseful page-turner. Sunday Express
John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specialising in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury. Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of non-fiction, three sports novels, four kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 42 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.