The Testament Book Review
Moments before his death, Troy Phelan nullified his last will and testament that divided his multi-billion dollar estate among his money-hungry children. Instead, he left his vast fortune to an unknown heir – an illegitimate daughter named Rachel Lane, a missionary in the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil and very uninterested in money.
Fresh out of rehab, Nate O’Riley is sent by his law firm to try to locate Ms. Lane and help her claim the estate that was left to her. During his search, Nate battles personal demons, as well as the dangers of the Pantanal. Meanwhile, back in the States, the Phelan children are gearing up for a legal battle to claim the money that they feel they deserve.
I gave The Testament 4 out of 5 stars. It is well-written and very quick to read – especially as the story starts to heat up. The character development is fantastic and the scenes were set with nearly perfect descriptions of all of the elements surrounding them. Like many other John Grisham books, The Testament carries an urgency that makes the book difficult to put down.