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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

An innocent man is about to be executed.
Only a guilty man can save him.
 
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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The Confession: A Novel
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4.3 / 5
Good book
January 6th, 2015
Great commentary on how the US justice system has strayed so far off course. Good read as usual with Grisham.
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Great novel
January 3rd, 2015
Good quick read, I enjoyed it. The story was well organized and fast paced, some segments were a little tedious but overall a satisfying novel.
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1 review
An ok book
December 15th, 2014
I thought it was an ok read. I have enjoyed much of his work but found this to be a bit long winded for my liking though.
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The Confession
September 20th, 2014
Good thought provoking read.
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Great Novel
August 27th, 2014
Very interesting and informative.
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First
May 29th, 2014
I haven't read a Grisham in a while. This reminds me of why I loved them in the beginning . suspenseful exciting thriller.
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The Confession
May 12th, 2014
Informative Reminded me once again why Death penity should be abolished
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The confession.
March 31st, 2014
I enjoyed it immensely. The subject of the book is one that i find hard to decide on(Death penalty).when a baptist minister helps out with recently paroled felines, he finds himself on a wild riveting adventure to try and stop a execution on a young innocent black man.that will actually have youholding your breath!
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Confession
March 29th, 2014
An excellent and fast paced read!
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Great page turner
March 28th, 2014
Wonderful story telling. A master
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The Confession
July 24th, 2013
To say this books is filled with quirky characters and even more surprising turns in the story line would be an understatement. A young black man is wrongfully imprisoned for the killing of a white girl and is on death row in Texas with the clock running down to his execution. His determined lawyer is desperately fighting every step of the way to save his client. Meanwhile, across the country, a Lutheran minister meets a strange character claiming to be the real killer. After considerable reasoning, the minister undertakes a road trip across the country against the clock to save the day which is further complicated by extreme headaches, collapses and seizures which the man explains as coming from an inoperable tumor on his brain; this being the reason for coming forward. A surprising turn of events leaves more questions than answers and the quest for justice continues in a volatile race charged community where emotions run extremely high as the racially divisive city faces protests and church burnings until the National Guard is called in by the Governor. This book highlights injustice and corruption at all levels of the legal system; giving the reader a new (or perhaps not so new) perception of both the legal processes and the very present racial strife still very much alive. Review written by Marilyn Melnychuk July 24, 2013
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Long but gripping
July 22nd, 2013
When is justice really just?
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Great title.
July 19th, 2013
I enjoyed this book although I found myself becoming angry at various times in this book. Kept my attention very well.
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The Confession
July 15th, 2013
Grisham can (almost) always be counted on for an enthralling thriller that is captivating from the first page to the last. The Confession is no exception. However, it surpasses many of the others because of its strong and eloquent anti-capital punishment message. Top notch.
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Grisham has always been my fave!
June 25th, 2013
An excellent author! I have always loved his books and this one was no exception. Although saddened that things in this story didn't go the way I had hoped for, it was nonetheless quite the page turner!
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The Confession
May 9th, 2013
Have just finished the Confession, my third Grisham novel in as many weeks. Loved it.
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Different
April 9th, 2013
I enjoyed this book
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