I love John Grisham novels. I’ve read most of them, so when I’m looking for a book to read on vacation sometimes I have to settle for “Grisham-lite.” That’s what I THOUGHT I was doing with The King of Lies. But I underestimated this book.
The story drew me in and kept my attention at every turn. It was a mystery with an end that I should have seen coming, but I was so involved emotionally with the lead character and his quest to do the right thing that I never even considered the actual course of events.
I think the thing that really made this book shine was the simplicity of the story. There are only a handful of characters and I never had to stop and remind myself who anyone was. Each character was richly drawn and this book would make an excellent movie.
I will be seeking out more of this author’s work; you should read this book.