This John Grisham novel is effectively about nothing. To boil it down simply, the book sets up an interesting, but not particularly original premise and continues for a few hundred pages and then ends quite unsatisfactorily. Almost felt like Grisham hit his page number target and thought “Okay, that’s it then, time to wrap it up, send it to the publisher and then cash in my ridiculously large check”.
I’ve heard that Shia LaBeouf is in talks to star in the movie adaptation. I can’t imagine what sort of film this would actually turn out to be.