The Testament - John Grisham

The Testament

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 1999-02-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 463 Ratings



In a plush Virginia office, a rich, angry old man is furiously rewriting his will. With his death just hours away, Troy Phelan wants to send a message to his children, his ex-wives, and his minions—a message that will touch off a vicious legal battle and transform dozens of lives. Because Troy Phelan’s new will names a sole surprise heir to his eleven-billion-dollar fortune: a mysterious woman named Rachel Lane, a missionary living deep in the jungles of Brazil.

Enter the lawyers. Nate O’Riley is fresh out of rehab, a disgraced corporate attorney handpicked for his last job: to find Rachel Lane at any cost. As Phelan’s family circles like vultures in D.C., Nate goes crashing through the Brazilian jungle, entering a world where money means nothing, where death is just one misstep away, and where a woman—pursued by enemies and friends alike—holds a stunning surprise of her own.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's Sycamore Row.


  • Brought me to tears

    By Sudoku-Junkie
    Once again, John has gone beyond my expectations, threading the plot ever so delicately, leading me to believe the outcome might be A when in fact it was B, and B was even more amazing than I had hoped for A! Those who read John Grisham will appreciate the sensitive way he has exposed the scale of human values from the bottom of the barrel to the most enlightened among us. A definite read for anyone with a good heart!
  • John Grisham did it again

    By MonetGay
    Super love this book!
  • Very good book

    By jr05fatboy
    My mother gave me this book and another of Grisham's books, The Brethren. I really enjoyed both books very much and am looking forward to getting another.
  • Testimate

    By Kwwray
    Great book
  • The Testament

    By Skybolt 260
    A really outstanding tale that I couldn't put down. I wish he would pen a Part II, quickly!
  • The Testament

    By Moonunit1
    As always, Mr. Grisham takes you on a journey of greed, lust and life as it is portrayed in his fantasy world. A nice place to escape too. Fun and easy read.
  • A definite page turner!

    By BenjaminSiegel
    I've read quite of few Grisham legal thrillers and I must say this has got to be the best one yet!
  • One word....

    By Lizzylou1982
    Fantastic!!! Love love love this book!! Such a wonderful story!!! A+++++
  • The Testament

    By spen_mac
    Great story, lots of excitement.
  • Brilliant, as always!

    By Cperr293
    John Grisham once again leads a twisting and turning novel of humor, law and suspense. He pulls you into the story and walks you right down the village trails of the Ipica and then leaves you rolling on the courtroom floor at the Phelan heirs and their ludicrous attempts at being the perfect witness. The day John Grisham dots his last period of a novel will be a dreadful day.