I always enjoy reading John Grisham. This book was a little different than his other books but it was a fast read as always and both educational and entertaining.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Reckoning. And although I had figured out the plot early on, I was shocked by the fate of one of the main characters. Also fascinating was the author's description of the Bataan Death March during World War II. I'm a history buff and had relatives who had served in that war, ones of who came back with shell shock, known as PTSD today. So this explained a lot for me about his condition.
I started reading the book and found myself totally unable to take a break while reading it. The novel included excellent and informative fiction which include the South in the forties, WW II action in the Philippines and a murder mystery with a surprise outcome. I highly recommend taking the time to read this great novel.
I had already purchased this book and was already turned off when reading some of the early reviews. I am an avid John Grisham fan having purchased and read every book he has published. I thoroughly enjoyed his latest book and admire him for mixing it up from the usual legal thrillers. He is one of the best if not the best storyteller of our time.
Think adding the "stuff" regarding experiences in the WW II was superfluous, not one of my favorites by Gresham. Book dragged on with a fragmented plot. Would not recommend .