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The Confession by John Grisham

The Confession

by John Grisham

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    Moment of Truth by Lisa Scottoline (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: If you like dramatic and suspenseful legal thrillers in which an attorney must prove the obvious untrue, you may like The Confession and Moment of Truth. Additionally, the difficulty of manipulating opinion plays into both stories.

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Excellent but sad. Heart wrenching when Roberta is washing her son's body. ( )
  jothebookgirl | Jan 3, 2017 |
My daughters have been enjoying John Grisham’s “Theodore Boone” series so I decided to pick up one of his books for myself. I hadn’t read one in quite a few years but after reading “The Confession”, I’m sure I’ll go back read the novels I missed. I truly enjoyed reading this book and am looking forward to more. ( )
  lynnski723 | Dec 31, 2016 |
One of John Grisham's best books in recent years. Tight plot, not cliche, simple and yet effective writing. Also simple and yet powerful message - do the right thing like the pastor in the story, and you won't regret it. ( )
  siok | Dec 24, 2016 |
This could have been an interesting subject but the book was too predictable. At some point I realized that I didn't like any of the characters and didn't care what they did or what happened to them. ( )
  400mom | Nov 23, 2016 |
I really enjoy John Grisham, and this one is no exception. He has a way of gripping your attention from the beginning. Good story, well written, nothing totally out of the ordinary however very enjoyable. Unfortunately, that sounds like a back-handed compliment, but it's not. ( )
  debbie-1955 | May 7, 2016 |
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There’s a lot of padding in “The Confession.” The story’s outcome is invested with surprisingly little suspense. And the climactic moments play out long before the book is over. So this is a solid yet sluggish novel that is not one of Mr. Grisham’s barnburners.

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For every innocent man sent to prison, there is a guilty one left on the outside. He doesn’t understand how the police and prosecutors got the wrong man, and he certainly doesn’t care. He just can’t believe his good luck. Time passes and he realizes that the mistake will not be corrected: the authorities believe in their case and are determined to get a conviction. He may even watch the trial of the person wrongly accused of his crime. He is relieved when the verdict is guilty. He laughs when the police and prosecutors congratulate themselves. He is content to allow an innocent person to go to prison, to serve hard time, even to be executed.

Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he 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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When Travis Boyette is paroled because of inoperable brain tumor, for the first time in his life, he decides to do the right thing and tell police about a crime he committed and another man is about to be executed for.

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