This is what it seems like to me – Once Grisham reaches enough pages to be done he just finishes. All the character build up, all the plot development, it just doesn’t matter. I have noticed this trend in several of his books and it is just frustrating, especially because I really like his writing style and enjoy his books. It is like quitting a marathon at mile 25. Great story, crappy ending – could have used another 100 pages to really thresh it out.