I thoroughly enjoyed this visit to Ford County. Lots of memorable characters return and the main courtroom story represents a compelling legal dilemma. Grisham takes the time to flesh out his characters and makes us care about them.
That is why we are disappointed with the ending- the struggles remain for the characters, maybe slightly better, but not resolved. It is a good ending, though, and reminds us that life is messy- and it sets us up for more Ford County tales. I look forward to it.