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An innocent man is just days from execution. Only a guilty man can save him.
Travis Boyette is a murderer. In 1998, in the Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and killed a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body where it would never be found. Then, he watched and waited as police and prosecutors arrested Donte Drumm, a local black football star with no connection to the crime. Tried, convicted and sentenced, Drumm was sent to death row...
Nine years later, Donte Drumm is four days away from execution. Over 400 miles away in Kansas, Travis also faces death, as he suffers from an inoperable brain tumour. At last, he decides to do what's right. After years of silence, he is finally ready to confess.
But the law doesn't want to hear it. As far as they're concerned, they've got their man.
So how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges and politicians that the man they're about to execute is really innocent?
'Masterful - when Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they're not just alive, they're pulsating!' - Mirror
'A master at the art of deft characterisation and the skilful delivery of hair-raising crescendos' - Irish Independent
'John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers' - Telegraph
'The BEST thriller writer alive!' - Ken Follett
'John Grisham is the master of legal fiction' - Jodi Picoult
'Grisham is a superb, instinctive storyteller' - The Times
'Grisham's storytelling genius reminds us that when it comes to legal drama, the master is in a league of his own' - Daily Record
'A GIANT of the thriller genre' - TimeOut
John Grisham is of course celebrated for his brilliant legal thrillers and in that field he has few equals -- Barry Forshaw, Daily Express
The Confession is an airing for the beliefs of the author, but it is also a page-turner. Grisham is careful never to preach ... he never forgets his primary purpose which is to entertain ... Grishamites will find all their buttons pressed. -- Barry Forshaw, Independent
The Confession is a campaigning novel, attacking the death penalty and a way of doing justice (with a malign nexus of thuggish cops, supine judges and officials elected on promises of being hard on crime) that Texas epitomises ... another engrossing, teeming portrait of the Deep South. -- John Dugdale, Sunday Times
Grisham's storytelling genius reminds us that when it comes to legal drama, the master is in a league of his own. -- Shari Low, Daily Record --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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- ASIN : B0040GJJOS
- Publisher : Cornerstone Digital (9 Nov. 2010)
- Language : English
- File size : 2639 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 452 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,583 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It's more like a documentary on a miscarriage of justice and doesn't really get you too involved. The only gripping moment is the "will it or won't it happen" bit. As a non USA citizen it was an eye opener into the US justice system and this was interesting, as I write, Aug '18, there are a couple of high profile cases going on and I have a greater insight into them. Back to the book though, it barrels along and then ends, all the loose ends are tied up in a couple of pages and that's your lot.
This book deals with both the legal and the moral consequences of the death penalty by using the innocent man falsely convicted and as such is at times a highly emotional read. John Gresham has a legal background and it shows, a difficult subject tackled brilliantly and will leave you questioning your own beliefs with regard to the ultimate punishment the state can deliver.