" I think John Grisham's true skill seems to be writing in a way that makes you want to keep turning the page. While the characters aren't all that well fleshed out or compelling, the dialogue is so-so, and the plot is pretty simple (and he doesn't know the difference between a podium and a lectern, #rant), I still wanted to know what was coming next. It reminds me in no small part of Dan Brown's novels - reviewed dispassionately, they are predictable/whatever, but at the time they do a decent job of sucking me in. On the downside, the only sub-plot that had the possibility of going anywhere unexpected was a complete red herring. I know Grisham seems to be at least somewhat well-regarded for his works that have been turned into movies, maybe this just isn't one of his better books. Get it from the library if you have nothing else to read, I guess. "
— Brenton, 1/23/2014