The Confession by John Grisham
A man is to be executed in a few days time for a crime he insists he did not commit, even though he did confess to the crime after a lengthy interrogation. His conviction was based on circumstantial evidence and, most importantly, the confession the accused claims is untrue. Now, a felon on parole, a man dying of a brain tumor, is shocked to find out that another man is going to be executed for a crime he claims to have committed.
Every once in a while you read a book that really gets to you; a book which inspires a big emotional response. This book made me angry. I’m really glad I read it, it really made me think, but still, it made me mad. It’s also made me more aware of the people being exonerated and how flimsy the cases that put them into jail for a significant portion of their lives actually were. It’s a real eye opener of a novel.
The Popular Fiction Book Discussion Group will be meeting at the Borders of Bridgewater Store on Tuesday, May 17th at 7pm to discuss The Confession. After discussing The Confession we’ll spend some time talking about our favorite legal thriller authors and books, and why these books are so popular.