Nine years ago, Travis Boyette sat contented on the sidelines as an innocent man was condemned to die for the murder he himself had committed. Now, after a mostly useless life, Travis himself is dying of an inoperable brain tumor and the man he passively sent to death row is waiting for his own... show more
Nine years ago, Travis Boyette sat contented on the sidelines as an innocent man was condemned to die for the murder he himself had committed. Now, after a mostly useless life, Travis himself is dying of an inoperable brain tumor and the man he passively sent to death row is waiting for his own execution, only four days away. Struck suddenly by tardy conscience, Boyette decides to confess to the homicide. But, with clocks ominously ticking, how can he convince officials that they have the wrong man? John Grisham at the top of his form. Another Barnes & Noble Bestseller, now in trade paperback and NOOK Book. Sessalee Hensley
Publish date: October 26th 2010
Publisher: Random House Audio
Edition language: English
This was a great book. I couldn't stop reading! The story is heartbreaking. Grisham does a good job of plausibly playing out your worst fear when it comes to the death penalty - sending an innocent man to his death. It's not hard to discern where Grisham stands on the issue. The pacing of the story ...
Not my favorite Grisham, but 4 stars; I really liked it. Texas, the death penalty, and an out of state minister caught up in trying to stop an execution.
Beautifully written, but I hated the story. I wish I'd never read The Confession, but I couldn't put it down.
The problem with reading clubs is that occasionally someone suggests a dud and one feels forced to finish the book out of courtesy to the other participants. That's what happened here.I abhor the death penalty. I approve of Grisham's message 100%, but my goodness this book is repetitive and tediou...
May's reading group book. This is what I like about the reading group - I would never have picked this book up - I don't like thrillers, you see. Actually, what I don't like is gore & violence, neither of which appear in this book to any great extent. Basic surmise is that a murder was committed in ...