March 5, 2011

Fiction Soapbox

What if an innocent man is about to executed for a crime he didn't commit? Young college football star, Donté Drumm, was blamed for the murder of a cheerleader. The body was never found. Nine years later, it is time for the execution. Travis Boyette, a repeat sex offender, suddenly comes forward and confesses the crime to a minister. But is it too late?

I haven't read a Grisham book in a while, and I suddenly remember why. The details are drawn out. He has a way of dragging out chapters with too descriptive scenes. The author's message has always been to point out major flaws in our judicial system. His fiction is to prove a point about our legal system, especially the death penalty. In that respect, The Confession meets the requirements. 

Title: The Confession
Author: John Grisham
Published: October 2010
Pages: 375
Edition: eBook
Rating: ♥♥

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