I enjoyed the first section, tolerated the second and only finished the book because I’d invested time and wanted to see what the big reveal was going to be. Ended up being underwhelming and a disappointment. I say this as a lover of John Grisham. This was not my favorite.
I love John Grisham and I love love LOVE “The Reckoning.”
A long slog. I skipped many chapters due to lack of interest and found the ending to be boring. Waste of time.
Lack if grip very slow , not the intriguing fast pace story that identifies John Grisham
I guess even Tom Brady has awful days. Kept waiting for the book to pickup speed. Waiting for some legal brilliance- none. Some history of Bataan Death March, Philippine guerrilla action and the death penalty in Mississippi. Almost like descriptive prose was the equivalent of batting practice- when would the game start. Huge disappointment
I do not read courtroom dramas so I have not read much of Gresham. I have enjoyed his writing in the few I have read however. I chose this book because I knew he was a good writer and it was not a courtroom drama. I loved every page of it. The book’s story is tragic but easily imagined. He describes the war with such detail and the main character is wonderfully detailed. If he continues to write non legal books, I will be the first to purchase after reading this.
AB Constant Reader
He wasted about 300 pages.....details that didn’t matter to make a short story into novel. The war segment was the most compelling part.
I have read every book he has written and I love his visits to Ford County. This one was just too long winded.
Worst Grisham book ever. Waste of money. Do not read.
I truly enjoyed this book with the twists and turns and always kept me guessing.
Thank you for the pleasant hours spent sitting reading with my basset on my lap.
Please keep the stories coming
I have been an avid fan of John Grisham forever. I have in fact read every single thing he has ever written. Having said that - I absolutely thought this book was awful. It’s slow moving w completely irrelevant parts - almost as if he needed a word quota. The entire book is depressing without having a point. After trudging through the whole book one of the last lines was - “what a family.” 🤦♀️. You have got to be kidding me? That’s all there is? Just one of the worst books Grisham in my opinion has ever written. Extremely disappointing - do not waste ur money. 🙄
This book was so frustrating to read. Amazing individual destroys family for no good reason. Others have ability to save family but don’t repeatedly. Very thin legal framework and ZERO legal twist whatsoever.
Hard to put down!