There's a murder, there's a trial, there are legal shenanigans: it's a John Grisham. You know what you're getting.
You'll keep on turning the pages though. If you think death is the wages of sin you'll be fine with how the plot turns out. If you'd rather a more subtle legal system, with a more nuanced view of the world, you're probably better reading something Swedish.
Word of warning: do not read before dinner. You'll eat everything in the house after reading about Miss Callie's carefully tended veg garden and her amazing three-hour lunches. Or is that just me?
After decades of patient mismanagement and loving neglect, the Ford County Times went bankrupt in 1970.Last line:
Eventually, slowly, with great agony, I began the last obituary.