Grisham takes the nonfiction book he wrote, An Innocent Man, and produces, The Confession, a suspenseful legal thriller with twists that keep you on the seat of your chair. Donte, an innocent high school football star is on death row for a conviction of rape and murder.
The conviction was based on a confession gained through illegal means by the police, lies, and inappropriate behavior in the judicial system.
In the meantime, the real killer wants to save Donte 4 days before his execution. Who is this man, why does he want to come forward now, and will he be in time?
Grisham is at his finest with this new novel. He makes the reader doubt the power given to the judicial system in determining life and death of citizens because it is only as good as the people involved in the process. A must read. SH