A masterful plot construct of “What” followed by “Why” flavored with just a sprinkle of very dark WWII history. At first, I did wonder “Where is this going?” As usual, it led to a thoroughly enjoyable reading experience. Grisham’s characters are so wonderfully created and so believable that empathy is instant. No superheroes. No blatant improbability. Just a very complex journey of the vagaries of life set in the rural south during the ‘40s.