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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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More subtle than Grisham tends to be, though the insertion of the minister protagonist isn't an entirely successful device. Sadly, it tracks actual Texas law and practice too well, and not hyperbolically. Accepts reality, although the idea the minister would move to Texas voluntarily stretches credibility perhaps. Soberly and deftly plotted.
memories of the "Confession"
John Grisham. Continues to write wonderful stories that embrace southern football and southern politics and the Confession is no exception.
The book is overly long. You can more or less skip through about every characters long background description and still never miss out on any of the feeling this book delivers.
Of course I am an impatient reader, so you should take my comments in context.
I very much enjoyed this book and hope that John will continue to entrall the public with equally I interesting stories about the south, texes, football and southern politics.
Thanks Tate Russack
Same Old Formula Of Writing
Lately it seems that John Grisham is writing books because of a contract or has nothing else to do. His current work is the same formula from book to book. Nothing creative or surprising. I was very disappointed in his new book Confessions. It felt like a merging of sections from different books.