The first few pages of this book captured my heart with this sweet little boy, Tucker Mason, who is the motherless son of a wealthy, abusive alcoholic in a small Alabama town. While Dad spends most of his time in an Atlanta high-rise, Tucker grows up in an enormous manse--complete with a "chandelier made from elk horns"--tutored by an African-American widow in common courtesy, love and the gospel. After a few years, an illegitimate son turns up at the Mason compound, Tucker's half-brother, Mutt. Then the book changes to when Tucker is an adult. I found characters, especially the evil characters, too caricaturish and one-dimensional to engage me.
Rating: 1 Do NOT Recommend