Thursday, January 12, 2012

Review: The Confession by John Grisham

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?


Wow. The Confession was a blast!!! Just G-R-E-A-T! It's been a long time since I've read a book that gives me a reason to stay up late at night and read head-on every chance I get. I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Anticipating what the outcome will be. A man was innocent and he was framed and locked up for a murder he didn't commit. He was psychologically bullied by the police into giving a confession. A confession that sent him to death row. 

While reading this book, I can't help but think, this kind of situation only happens in countries with poor judicial systems. But I was proved wrong. John Grisham is a master storyteller. I am in awe with his brain, where is he pulling these stories from? I say, keep 'em comin'! Having read almost all his works, this one is on my top 5 of Grisham's best. 

My Rating: 5 Stars


Jennifer | Book Den said...

Thanks for reviewing this! I used to read all of Grisham's books as they were released, but I stopped at some point. I did get this book, however, and I can't wait to read it especially now that I see you rating it in his top 5.

Ruperto Prieto said...

I hope this review will renew your passion for John's books! The Confession is really good! Will look for The Appeal and The Associate!

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