Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Book Review: The Confession by John Grisham

"The Confession"
by: John Grisham

About the Book:
"The Confession is legal thriller about the wrongful conviction of football player Donté Drumm in the abduction, rape and murder of a cheerleader, and the longtime silence of the murderer, Travis Boyette. About nine years after the conviction, and just a few days before Drumm's execution, Boyette decides to confess. He has an inoperable brain tumor and nothing to lose. The issue becomes: How can he convince everyone they're about to execute the wrong person?"
Originally published in 2010 and released in paperback on July 19, "The Confession" has won the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.
My Review:
I have been a John Grisham fan for a super long time and I have read just about everyone of his books, and The Confession is a perfect example of John Grisham.  Jam packed with legal details, you get a peek at the judicial systems workings.  Although if your not a fan of politics and legal jargin, there may be sections that become boring.  There are a slew of characters, but some needed a little more attention.  My favorite character was Keith, what a roller coaster ride, this small town luthern minister goes on but I really would have liked to have known more about Boyette.  As one of the main characters the few bits of information just weren't enough for me and I wanted to know more about his motives.  Why wait until the last day?  What was his main objective?  Was there a master plan? This is a lenghty book at 515 pages but  overall is a good read.  I found my interest grew after the first 200 pages though. 
You can find out more about the confession at http://www.jgrisham.com/the-confession/.

*I received the book in this post compliments of BzzAgent for purposes of this review, however all opinions are my own.


  1. I'm a big fan of John Grisham's writing style, and The Confession was the first e-book I purchased for my new Kindle. Like his previous novels, The Confession is a smooth read; I finished it in just over a day. Grisham has a knack for interspersing engaging dialogue and narrative, and he knows how to end a chapter leaving you with a desire to read the next.

  2. I always love Grisham's books. Like 'em even better on audio. You can find this best seller and more at PremierAudiobooks.com. Pretty good prices and you can download audiobooks too. toolhttp://premieraudiobooks.com/sql/nyt/nyt_best_sellers.php


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