Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Confession

The Confession is John Grisham's latest offering of fiction. Grisham, if you've been living under some sort of reading rock, has made quite a name for himself in various aspects of legal drama. Many of his books have been made into movies. He has a knack for suspense and I really appreciate his character arcs.

In The Confession, Donte Drumm is about to be executed for a crime he did not commit. Travis Boyette, the one actually responsible for said crime, has a guilty conscience and commandeers Lutheran minister Keith Schroeder's good will and says he wants to confess to killing Nicole Yarber, the girl Drumm is in prison for having supposedly murdered. Keith and Travis drive from Kansas to Texas at the 11th hour to save Donte's life. Throw in controversial topics such as race and the death penalty and you've got yourself a story.

I'm stopping there because I don't want to give anything away. The Confession was suspenseful but not nearly as much as some of Grisham's other books like The Client and A Time to Kill. It was a fast read, as his usually are, and a page turner and kept my interest. If you've never read anything by him, start elsewhere. But, if you're already a fan, you'll probably enjoy this all the same.

Rating (out of 5): * * *

P.S. Blogger wouldn't let me upload the book cover for some reason. I'm sowwy. It's blue.

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