The Confession: A Novel
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BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from John Grisham's The Litigators and Calico Joe.
An innocent man is about to be executed.
Only a guilty man can save him.
In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.
Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what’s right and confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they’re about to execute an innocent man?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Zumbanista - LibraryThing
Not Grisham's finest, but the man can write a good story. Unfortunately here, he gets really preachy in his loathing of the death penalty (and Texas). Consequently, the characters stop being ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - christinejoseph - LibraryThing
2011 (first time): Texas Death Row — unbending innocent man — too late — but whole system corrupt 2011 (second time): true Grisham mystery — unsure until the end — death but here lies an innocent ... Read full review