Entertaining. If I could go with 3.5 stars, I would, but it leans toward the 4 (versus the 3) so that's what I went with. If you like legal thrillers, it's a good one. I think I still like Grisham better, but this would probably be a close second. I might even venture to say that Connelly has a little bit better overall character development (at least in this one book that I've read), but I feel like there's more plot/suspense/angst in Grisham books (generally speaking).