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The Innocent Man - John Grisham
The Innocent Man
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In 1982, a 21 year old cocktail waitress in Ada, Oaklahoma, Debra Sue Carter, was raped and murdered. For five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson - a major league drop-out - and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally... show more
In 1982, a 21 year old cocktail waitress in Ada, Oaklahoma, Debra Sue Carter, was raped and murdered. For five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson - a major league drop-out - and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder. With no physical evidence, the prosecution's defence was built on hearsay and unreliable testimonies. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence; Ron Williamson was sent to Death Row. John Grisham's first work of non-fiction is an exploration of small-town justice gone awry.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780440244684 (0440244684)
Publisher: Dell
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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TheBookDisciple
TheBookDisciple rated it
3.0 The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Link to full review below! Good, but struggled to stay focused and got very tangental at times, distracting the reader from the main case of the story. See full review on The Book Disciple
bestwineforlast
bestwineforlast rated it
5.0 The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
Great book, as usual, from Mr. Grisham. It took me longer than normal to read it; I had a lot going on in my life at the time. My son read it and enjoyed it as well, in fact, he liked it so much, that it made a Grisham fan of him and bought more of Mr. Grisham's books.
Timmeloche
Timmeloche rated it
4.0 The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
The best Grisham novel in years. As a criminal defense myself, I am interested in reading of miscarriages of justice. My father in law on the other hand is a retired police officer and he simply found the book to be distasteful. In my practice I have found that most people do not believe that peopl...
SandyQ
SandyQ rated it
If you have any illusions about the criminal justice system and want to keep them, don't read this book.Grisham writes a compelling story. His legal background provides him with the knowledge to understand the legal complexities, his writing skills enable him to weave all the details together into ...
cczarneckikernus
cczarneckikernus rated it
1.0 The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
a used book selection. I don't really read alot of Grisham, but thought that its description of a true-to-life that reads like a novel sounded interesting like, In Cold Blood?Nope.
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