The Confession: A Novel by John Grisham

The Confession: A Novel

byJohn Grisham

Kobo ebook | October 26, 2010

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BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from John Grisham's The Litigators and Calico Joe.

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?

Bestselling novelist John Grisham is a former lawyer and politician. He was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on February 8, 1955. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Mississippi State University. He was admitted to the bar in Mississippi in 1981 after earning his law degree from the University of Mississippi, specializing in ...
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Title:The Confession: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 26, 2010Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385534132

ISBN - 13:9780385534130

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Found this book rather enjoyable, pleasure to read.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little disappointed I've read a lot of Grisham books and this one fell short on suspense. I expected a few more twists and a better ending. Still a decent read but not one of his better ones.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well-written Not how I expected the story to end but nonetheless, I loved it.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprising and thrilling! Not at all what I was expecting (in a good way). Dark, thrilling and masterfully written, this book was a page-turner from start to finish. Finished it in three days, it was that good #plumreview :)
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I was expecting...in a good way Part legal thriller, part mystery, this novel made me feel as if I was one of the characters racing against the clock to save the young innocent football star from death row. This novel will not disappoint.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ...and yet again an amazing book. I adore John Grisham's books. This book is so realistic that it makes you wonder how our system is made. I read this book in one day in the summer 2011 and to be honest, I loved every second of it. If you love actions and law related books, this ones for you.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Confession Great read as always with this author oooooooooooôooooooooôooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ôooooooooo
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Confession Very fast paced story of a young man wrongfully convicted and executed. The novel changed some of my opinions regarding the death penalty.
Date published: 2015-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book I am so greatful that we do not have a death penalty in our country. This book reminds us andmakes you feel the reality of what a wrong confection can do to family, and commuunity. It was full of suspense.
Date published: 2015-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Revealing the inner man This is a better book than his first, and is deeper and more complex. Along with the detective thriller, there is also the analysis of a failing marriage, the inner workings of the art circle, and the corruption of the communist state, all written in a very readable style.
Date published: 2015-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book Great commentary on how the US justice system has strayed so far off course. Good read as usual with Grisham.
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great novel 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.
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An ok book 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.
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Confession Good thought provoking read.
Date published: 2014-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Novel Very interesting and informative.
Date published: 2014-08-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The confession A very good book.
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First I haven't read a Grisham in a while. This reminds me of why I loved them in the beginning . suspenseful exciting thriller.
Date published: 2014-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Reader This was harder to digest than Steinhauers other ones I have enjoyed but a good read, nonetheless.
Date published: 2014-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Confession Informative Reminded me once again why Death penity should be abolished
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The confession. 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!
Date published: 2014-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Confession An excellent and fast paced read!
Date published: 2014-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great page turner Wonderful story telling. A master
Date published: 2014-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Confession 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
Date published: 2013-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Long but gripping When is justice really just?
Date published: 2013-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great title. I enjoyed this book although I found myself becoming angry at various times in this book. Kept my attention very well.
Date published: 2013-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Confession 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.
Date published: 2013-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grisham has always been my fave! 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!
Date published: 2013-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Confession Have just finished the Confession, my third Grisham novel in as many weeks. Loved it.
Date published: 2013-05-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good Grisham read Though there are some politics at play (too much realism?) and it isn't my favorite Grisham novel, it is still a good read...
Date published: 2012-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Shocking Grisham can do better. I was a bit disappointed in this one. Slow build up then once Dante is executed, about half way through the story goes down hill and kind of fizzles out. In my mind hardly anyone in the justice system and politics gets any payback. A real bad ending dragged on and on only to execute another prisoner in the last paragraph. Sorry John, not your best.
Date published: 2011-10-01