I really have enjoyed John Grisham’s books and eagerly awaited the release of The Reckoning. The part of the book about the Bataan Death March was captivating but that was about it. You knew the family was a mess from the beginning so no surprise it ended up that way. The characters, other than Pete were one dimensional and never really developed. What I did like about the book is it gave a telling and accurate portrayal of life on a southern cotton farm in the early part of the 20th century and the relationships between the whites and blacks. The ending, rather than explosive, was a big puff of smoke. A huge disappointment.