The Confession

The Confession

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2010-10-26
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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?

Reviews

  • The Confession

    5
    By Donnie55r
    Despite what the critics say, I could not put this book down. I was in total suspense throughout the entire book and John Grisham is a master at that. This was actually better then, The Innocent Man, because it was fiction and Mr. Grisham could take more liberties with the facts.
  • The confession

    1
    By Fxb75
    Awful book Grisham stole my money.
  • Another home run on your part, John

    5
    By windycitizenkane
    Of all the Grishams I have read, this one actually made me want to cry...for even a short while. When Travis Boyette comes to meet Keith Schroeder, you are ready for the journey, and the chase to begin. I too think that Grisham hits the ball out of the work with this one. And I too believe that we as human beings are foolish to think we are anyone to decide who deserves to live or die.
  • The Confession

    4
    By RCofCHS
    Fun read. I always enjoy Grisham books.
  • Good, but not his best

    3
    By Johnawc
    I am a big Grisham fan and I have been for 20 years, so I try to read all of his works. They are always well written. Unfortunately, this one did not have the suspense and twists that we're so enjoyable in earlier works. I respect that he actively opposes the death penalty, but this book became more of a advocacy piece than a gripping novel. Maybe that was the intent, and if so, it was well done. As a gripping novel, this one does not rise to the level of his best works. I will be there when the next one comes out hoping for a more traditional Grisham.
  • The Confession

    5
    By bluechip 310
    If I had ten stars, I'd use them all! One of the distinguishing books in Grisham's storied career, it raised emotions in me that I didn't know even existed, and opened my eyes to the death sentence debate. I say this as a proponent of capital punishment and a long-time Son of Texas. Outstanding book.
  • Phenomenal

    5
    By Mr__Cloudy
    This book is amazing. The plot, the characters, the actual book was beyond of what I have expected. One again, John Grisham has done an amazing job on issues that plague us today. This book, although it had some parts I would have rewritten, is amazing. This book is truly worth the price, I had an amazing time reading this book, and I do hope you too, Go ahead and download it!
  • One awesome book.....

    5
    By MaryInCary
    This book kept me anxious to get back to it each time I had to put it down. An amazing story, with twists and turn you didn't expect. A book that will make you re-evaluate your thoughts on subjects you may have felt firm about. I absolutely loved it. Well worth the money to read and then pass on to others!
  • The Confession

    5
    By Mklock3
    A story that in many cases is true. Heart felt & spell binding. Not just a story.
  • Guilty...I loved it!

    5
    By Pita-Please
    I just finished The Confession. It was one of those books I looked forward to reading every evening. It was so good that i had to bring it while on holiday. I recently finished the Jack Reacher novel and was hard pressed to read another. Storyline is ok, but the prose does little for me. In consideration of the genre, my thoughts went to Mr. Grisham. I am a fan of his writing, but haven't read him in a long time. The moment I started reading, I was refreshed to his writing style and language. The Confession is a well written novel with poignant characters and topic. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I cried in several chapters. Unexpected and griping. Personal and heartfelt. I highly recommend The Confession for your next read.

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