#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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... show more
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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?
Publish date: March 20th 2012
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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 ...
I didn't mind the book length sermon, but that is just me. Characterization was so-so, but that's ok. I've been reading Grisham for 20 years so I guess I'm feeling a bit indulgent.