I struggled through this book. It just wouldn't keep my attention. I found myself skimming all the filler and background information, to read only those passages that had to do with the birth/death and case.
I've read some other reviews; one person compared it to To Kill A Mockingbird. I can see the comparison, but it was not at all what I was expecting. I expected more trial and jury stuff.
Maybe I will give it another try in the future.