I kinda think you can never go wrong with James Patterson (except when he did those few fairy books- not my cup of tea AT ALL) and this book didn't disappoint.
It's not his typical detective novel, so I was a little unsure when I started it, but I was HOOKED within 20 pages. It is a courtroom drama that takes place in Mississippi during the early 1900's and it is fascinating and tragic and a page turner all rolled into one book.
I must admit, I had certainly heard of the lynching that occurred down south and had even seen Mississippi Burning forever ago, but I had NO IDEA it was as bad as it was. Now this was just a work of fiction, but I'm pretty sure it is closer to reality than I care to think. SOOOO TRAGIC, but Patterson is able to tell his story without the reader being too upset to read on. In fact, that's all I wanted to do!
So, I think I may just leave one James Patterson book and jump into another... I have SWIMSUIT sitting next to me right now and that and a cup of Sleepytime Tea just sound heavenly.