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The Confession - John Grisham
The Confession
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#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?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345534552 (0345534557)
ASIN: 345534557
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Confession
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 ...
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4.0 The Confession
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.
geraldmweinberg
geraldmweinberg rated it
3.0 The Confession
Beautifully written, but I hated the story. I wish I'd never read The Confession, but I couldn't put it down.
EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it
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...
helenliz
helenliz rated it
3.0 The Confession: A Novel
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 ...
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