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The Confession by John Grisham
  

The Confession

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The epic new legal thriller from international number one bestselling author John Grisham. An innocent man is days from execution and only a guilty man can save him. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges and politicians that they’re about to execute an innocent man? Brilliant suspense coupled with edge of your seat drama will ensure readers can’t stop reading it until they’ve read the last page.

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Synopsis

The Confession by John Grisham

An innocent man is days from execution. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is a murderer. 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 and waited as police and prosecutors arrested Donte Drumm, a local football star with no connection to the crime. Tried, convicted and sentenced, Drumm was sent to death row: his fate had been decided. Nine years later, Donte Drumm is four days from execution. Over 400 miles away in Kansas, Travis faces a fate of his own: an inoperable brain tumour will soon deliver the end. Reflecting on his miserable life, he decides to do what's right. After years of silence he is ready to 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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Grisham has come up with yet another near-flawless plot... **** Mirror John Grisham is of course celebrated for his brilliant legal thrillers and in that field he has few equals -- Barry Forshaw Daily Express The Confession is an airing for the beliefs of the author, but it is also a page-turner. Grisham is careful never to preach ... he never forgets his primary purpose which is to entertain ... Grishamites will find all their buttons pressed. -- Barry Forshaw Independent The Confession is a campaigning novel, attacking the death penalty and a way of doing justice (with a malign nexus of thuggish cops, supine judges and officials elected on promises of being hard on crime) that Texas epitomises ... another engrossing, teeming portrait of the Deep South. -- John Dugdale Sunday Times Grisham's storytelling genius reminds us that when it comes to legal drama, the master is in a league of his own. -- Shari Low Daily Record


About the Author

John Grisham

John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury. Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of nonfiction, three sports novels, four kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 42 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Publication date

28th October 2010

Author

John Grisham

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Publisher

Century an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Hardback
432 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Political / legal thriller

ISBN

9781846057151

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