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