I am addicted to John Grisham's legal thrillers.
This book is not a legal thriller. Fans will be disappointed.
As a view into the world of authors, agents, booksellers,and publishers it serves as an introductory course given by a jaded old professor.
As an expose' of the nursing home industry and its darker practices it could be a one hour feature on television.
As a critique of local, state, and federal law enforcement capabilities it is superficial and negative.
For residents of Amelia Island, nicely fictionalized by the author, it will make them hope a Cat 4 storm never hits anywhere near them.
As you can see, I don't know where to put this book in the broad canvas of Grisham's work. I have enjoyed his other departures from his primary best sellers; but this one???
The plot is a bit simplistic and it is slow to get started, but from the midpoint of the novel on, you are treated to the kind of shenanigans that Grisham is famous for.