This is what I call “comfort reading.” I like stories about the legal profession. I was hooked a long time ago by Grisham. This story is well written but it is as if there were a template that had been filled in. Almost no surprises. This is time filler reading. Because I got it as a member giveaway from Library Thing, I felt obligated to finish it and write a review. Otherwise the formulaic feel of the writing would have led me to abandon it.