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.
Great book- a different unexpected and not disappointing. Loved it!!!! I just hate waiting so long for the next one
I read all of Mr. Grisham's novels and look forward to each release with anticipation. But none before have held my interest as much as The Reckoning. My uncle through marriage is a survivor of the Bataan Death March. He never spoke of his experiences. Not a history buff, I had no understanding of the atrocaties of this war. This novel was spellbinding from start to finish.
I have read every John Grisham Novel and this by far the worst. Spends a great deal of time developing characters that seem to serve no purpose, and book seems to drag on. This is just a horrible way to treat an honored war veteran that sacrificed so much. I wished I had never read this book. Jonh Grisham must thoroughly hate America's war veterans and heroes to think up such a tragic story. I will make sure I wait after he publishes his next book until the book is thoroughly vetted before purchasing it. I bought this one pre-release - what a mistake.
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.