I always enjoy Grisham's novels. Especially the stories of the deep south. He has an uncanny knowledge of the region and its history. Ok, now to this book: It does not have the same feel as prior books. That's not a bad thing, but noteworthy nonetheless. The main characters are not quite as well developed and relatable as past efforts. It's an enjoyable read as usual, but I felt I had to knock 1 star off due to the somewhat iffy characters. The storyline does drag a bit at times (that's usually when my kindle falls down, and I fall asleep) yet sometimes he runs through events too fast, so I'd recommend a careful, slow read in order to fully enjoy the story.