The Confession

The Confession

Audiobook CD - 2010
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Nine years ago, Travis Boyette raped and murdered a popular high school student in Sloan Texas. To his amazement, Donte Drumm, the school's football star, was wrongly convicted of his heinous crimes and sent to death row. Now, Travis, who has an inoperable brain tumor and is stricken with guilt, decides to confess in a bid to save Donte, who has just four days before his execution.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House, [2010], ℗2010
ISBN: 9780739376195
0739376195
Branch Call Number: FICTION Gri
Description: 12 audio discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Sowers, Scott

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"This book was about a prisoner, who had been released from prison to a half-way house, who confesses to a church leader about a murder that was committed many years ago. Time is of the essence because someone else is about to be executed for the murder. What I really liked about this book... Read More »


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88reader
Mar 18, 2017

Gripping to the very end. Well read and very moving.

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FVReader
Jan 02, 2015

This was an enjoyable story to listen to while jogging. There's enough action and events to keep one's mind away from sore legs and/or distance covered.
All in all, this is probably a fairly average legal thriller with lots of details. I don't usually read this genre so I can't really say. I thoroughly enjoyed the story (although it's so sad and unfair at times).
I truly hope that the legal system doesn't run this sloppily in real life or play around with people's lives in the way that Donte's life was fooled around with.
A good, interesting read.

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IV27HUjg
Nov 21, 2014

This was not a satisfying read for me. Bored with much of it & already versed in the debate which did not alter my views. Not his usual interesting twists.

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bookpusher
Sep 15, 2013

Good story, though I found the book dragged on way too long after the climax. Good reader.

werblow Dec 04, 2011

A real "page turner" Makes a wonderful case against the death penalty or better said, for more proof---absolute proof.

Grisham blasts Texas for their needle happy ways. This story also shows how police departments play fast and loose with our system to get a conviction and thus votes for the sheriff, mayor, govenor, etc. It seems no one is to "blame" when they wrongfully convict and then execute because they were doing their job and the quality of their performance doesn't mean anything. It gives me goose bumps to think how our wonderful system can be perverted so easily.

Trackstar048 Jul 21, 2011

This book had me on the edge of my seat. I really wasnt sure how things were going to turn out! Amazing read!!! Got me thinking about the death penalty and made it a very real topic!

aaa5756 Jun 06, 2011

A++ BOOK

myzionlib Jun 04, 2011

It started off a little slow for me, but when it picked up I couldn't put it down. Good read!

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nitetraino
Dec 12, 2010

This novel picks up steam after the first quarter and doesn't stop. It's about Texas and faulty capital punishment attitudes and actions that permeate the state, claiming innocent and mentally unstable victims. A very good novel. 9 of 10 stars

12/28/2010:
This novel picks up steam after the first quarter and doesn?t stop. It?s about Texas and faulty capital punishment attitudes and actions that permeate the state, claiming innocent and mentally unstable victims. A very good novel. 9 of 10 stars

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Mobama68
Nov 17, 2010

I enjoyed this book. Starts off pretty good, a little on the slow side in the middle, but ends on a high note.

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