John Grisham’s forthcoming novel will be called Gray Mountain, Hodder & Stoughton has revealed, and will be set against the backdrop of recession of 2008.
Gray Mountain follows Samantha Kofer, a third year associate at New York’s largest law firm, who loses her job two weeks after the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
A week later she starts as an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic in small town Appalachia, where for the first time she is “confronted with real clients with real problems”.
“She also stumbles across secrets that should have remained buried deep in the mountains forever,” said Hodder & Stoughton.
Grisham has sold 12,380,941 copies of his books, both adult and children’s, through Nielsen BookScan. His last adult novel, Sycamore Row, has so far sold 110,699 copies.
The author used a Facebook post to reveal the cover, with fans encouraged to share the image to become the first to see the opening chapter.
Gray Mountain will be published in hardback on 23rd October.