Reader Review: A good read but it has a slow start. Gives good insights about Texas and its death penalty legacy. It really takes off about halfway through. There are a lot of characters so we don't get the deep dive into each that you normally expect from Grisham. Still worth the time to read.
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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 custodian at St. Mark’s had just scraped three inches of snow off the sidewalks when the man with the cane appeared. The sun was up, but the winds were howling; the temperature was stuck at the freezing mark. The man wore only a pair of thin dungarees, a summer shirt, well-worn hiking boots, and a light Windbreaker that stood little chance against the chill. But he did not appear to be uncomfortable, nor was he in a hurry. He was on foot, walking with a limp and a slight tilt to his left, the side aided by the cane. He shufﬂed along the sidewalk near the chapel and stopped at a side door with the word “Ofﬁce” painted in dark red. He did not knock and the door was not locked. He stepped inside just as another gust of wind hit him in the back.
The room was a reception area with the cluttered, dusty look one would expect to ﬁnd in an old church. In the center was a desk with a nameplate that announced the presence of Charlotte Junger, who sat not far behind her name. She said with a smile, “Good morning.”
“Good morning,” the man said. A pause. “It’s very cold out there.”
“It is indeed,” she said as she quickly sized him up. The obvious problem was that he had no coat and nothing on his hands or head.
“I assume you’re Ms. Junger,” he said, staring at her name.
“No, Ms. Junger is out today. The ﬂu. I’m Dana Schroeder, the minister’s wife, just ﬁlling in. What can we do for you?”
There was one empty chair and the man looked hopefully at it. “May I?”
“Of course,” she said. ...
Title: The Confession May 28, 2011 A good read but it has a slow start. Gives good insights about Texas and its death penalty legacy. It really takes off about halfway through. There are a lot of characters so we don't get the deep dive into each that you normally expect from Grisham. Still worth the time to read.
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May 28, 2011
A good read but it has a slow start. Gives good insights about Texas and its death penalty legacy. It really takes off about halfway through. There are a lot of characters so we don't get the deep dive into each that you normally expect from Grisham. Still worth the time to read.
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