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message 1: by Carrie (new)

Carrie I felt the exact same way! I only finished it because of my hang up with leaving a book unfinished.

message 2: by Jelantik (new)

Jelantik the same here. the most boring detective novel ever .. I don't even have any interest to finish it

message 3: by Pat (new)

Pat I have read 30 % of this book after having read several books by this author and I do not like this one. It is hard to believe it is by the same author. I think I will call it quits and not read the rest of it. Boring and not a good reading experience!

message 4: by Manda (new)

Manda i agree with you. the book does not compare well with his fiction - I felt his descriptions in the first half before the legal bits and pieces started was particularly poor.

message 5: by Christina (new)

Christina Ack... I'm halfway through and really want to abandon ship. I love Grisham but this one is agonizing.

message 6: by Bridget (new)

Bridget Couldn't agree more. It was painful to get through. Thought it would never end! Not very Grisham-like at all!

message 7: by Giri (new)

Giri Dv This review exactly echoes my review also. I read the others' reviews after I wrote my review - and I was surprised the book had good ratings from so many people - very surprising indeed.

message 8: by Maura (new)

Maura Seymour This book is non-fiction. Hence the detail.

message 9: by Eleanor (new)

Eleanor I'm currently half way through and am very bored! Don't like abandoning books half way through but think my time would be better served reading something I actually find interesting!

message 10: by Rick (new)

Rick Afraid you got this one wrong.

message 11: by Christa (new)

Christa JoAnna You should probably read more non-fiction books. Broaden your mind a bit.

message 12: by Rick (new)

Rick Don't think you got this right. Reading plenty of nf. Sorry but you are definitely in the minority when reading other reviews.
Perhaps widening your perspective might help.

message 13: by Joanne (new)

Joanne It is not a NOVEL.

message 14: by Joanne (new)

Joanne It is not a NOVEL.

message 15: by Joanne (new)

Joanne It is not a NOVEL.

message 16: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Duerksen It's tough to read, but he had to be thorough with everything because it was non-fiction and a social critique on real events.

message 17: by Sheila (new)

Sheila D liked the book

message 18: by Ryan (new)

Ryan Troske You do realize this was non-fiction... The man can't retell what wasn't there or didn't happen. I thought it was fantastic. Truly heartbreaking story. If you don't like truth, or are bored by details (which sounds completely idiotic to me), then don't read non-fiction in the first place.

message 19: by Valerie Newton (new)

Valerie Newton This book is not for entertainment purposes. It's very interesting and terribly sad that we live in a country where mental illness is ignored and prosecutors care more about a "win" than ruining someone's life. I'm really appalled at the negative reviews here when this man's life was totally destroyed and John Grisham did an excellent job of telling his story. It's pathetic that this story is being deemed "boring."

message 20: by Laura (new)

Laura Maynor I couldn't even finish it. It was just too boring.

message 21: by Ron (new)

Ron Collins I was able to stay with it by skimming the tedious portions which began in earnest about midway.

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