A well written story that keeps your attention all the way to the end, that is good for the family to listen to. Thank you for keeping the language reasonably clean and still maintain the story line.
Not only did I like the book but I learned a lot about the days of old that I did not know or remember since I was young at the time. I think this should be read by everyone.
This was an incredible book involving black history. It was moving and exciting right down to the last minute. A great read!
The book wasn't quite what I was expecting at first, but once the story got moving it became really interesting. It begins with Teddy Roosevelt sending a young lawyer back to his home town in Mississippi to gather information about the KKK and the rumors of killing blacks on little more than a whim. Then later he becomes involved with a murder trial against three white men who killed a black....And from there it becomes somewhat like To Kill A Mockingbird...Very interesting all the way around
I love James Patterson's books, but after reading (or listening to) many of them, you start to know the pattern. I can't say the same for that book though. Different approach, historical background, horrifying experience with KKK, I was pleasantly surprised. The only strange and weak person in this story is the president. Well, and the love story.
New perspective from James Patterson - much better than all of his recent co-authored titles. A very good read - hard to put down.
The words paint a gruesome picture of a shameful time in our nation's history. I understand some people's disappointment that this was not the typical Alex Cross novel, but I think some critics judge the book harshly because of the subject matter. It's ugly. It's brutal. It's painful to think about. But lynchings like the ones Patterson and Dilallo write about really happened, and it's good to have a reminder every now and then. We should not forget our history -- not the good and not the bad.
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I thought this book was AWESOME, it kept me waiting to find out what happened next and I could hardly get away from it. The time and the place puts you right there so you can almost feel what each person is feeling. It really makes you stop and think Have we really changed?