I like John Grisham’s “Gray Mountain” for its contrasting descriptions of New York and Appalacian lifestyle and for the growing suspense created through the plot. It’s not his best, from my point of view, but it is a good trial thriller which he is famous for (BTW: I’d say “Runaway Jury” is one of his best, but I’ve only read about five of his novels). One’s sense of justice and “rooting for the underdog” always seems to be fulfilled in reading Grisham. Also Grisham novels are a much simpler vocabulary than say Knowland’s “Harry Potter” or LeCarre. Have fun.