April 1, 2014

March 2014 Read: The Confession

It took me a month before I can finish this book.  In the first few chapters, I lost interest reading it because of too much information that bores me plus half of the story deals with the suspect who rapes a teenage girl and it angers me,  For two days though, I tried to finish the book:  the usual of John Grisham- of black versus white and juries but this time there's death penalty, politician too concern about their image a nd wouldn't care much about the truth and inefficiencies that resulted in an ugly mess.

"An innocent man is about to be executed.
Only a guilty man can save him.
For every innocent man sent to prison, there is a guilty one left on the outside. He doesn’t understand how the police and prosecutors got the wrong man, and he certainly doesn’t care. He just can’t believe his good luck. Time passes and he realizes that the mistake will not be corrected: the authorities believe in their case and are determined to get a conviction. He may even watch the trial of the person wrongly accused of his crime. He is relieved when the verdict is guilty. He laughs when the police and prosecutors congratulate themselves. He is content to allow an innocent person to go to prison, to serve hard time, even to be executed.
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?"
The best book of John Grisham for me is still the A Time To Kill.  For the next quarter I'll be busy with Sherlock Holmes'.
Thanks for reading. Till then. Bye!


  1. nice story :) very interesting. i don't know why but i like watching crime series on TV so i'm pretty sure i'll love this and wow! brain tumor, karma nga naman. tsk!

    1. i also watch crime series before and always drawn with these kind of fiction maybe they are exciting! yes brain tumor karma but well I don't to spoil the story :)

  2. It looks like an interesting book. Maybe I can also read it because I really love books!


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