If you can think of everything bad about a novel that you can think of and put it all into one book, you would have The List.
It's supposed to be about a young lawyer fresh out of law school who inherits a seat in a secret society called the Covenant List. It's supposed to be suspense, but it's really a bad version of a Karen Kingsbury book. There's barely anything about the List; it's mostly about the extremely, predictable, obvious romantic plot.
The characters are HORRIBLE. It's more non fiction than anything because it consists of philosophical conversations about the Bible. To call this book suspense, or any kind of fiction, good or bad, would be a HUGE overstatement. This is an overrated book. I've read reviews that rave about this book and about how suspenseful it is.
Without the Biblical discussions, this book would be one of the worst in the history of writing.