I usually read John Grisham because of his typical fast paced law dramas, but my husband had wanted to read this so I thought gave it a try when he was done. This is not your typical Grisham fiction. This was actually based on true story, but still contains the law drama.
The details and the writing are great, but the saga itself is kind drawn out. I understand that human drama can be long and trying but I was getting slightly bored in places.
One of the great things I did get was the ability to compare current law enforcement and forensics that we utilize now that are described in the first stages in this book.
Overall a good read. Not typical Grisham, but still the same great writing.
Writing fiction is very different from documenting an actual series of events.
Grisham's fiction books are real page turners and hard to put down. This one was about actual real events and should have been a compelling read but it was just dull reading.
I tried twice to wade through it before giving it away.
The first book that John Grisham wrote that is a true story. He doesn't miss a detail. Awesome book!
I've always been pro death penalty but this book has made me reconsider my values. I would've given it 5 stars but felt that Grisham inserted his opinion too much, as if he didn't trust his readers to see the injustice done to Ron Williamson and others who were actually innocent of the crimes they were accused of.