The Confession

The Confession


An innocent man is just days from execution. Only a guilty man can save him.

Travis Boyette is a murderer. In 1998, in the Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and killed a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body where it would never be found. Then, he watched and waited as police and prosecutors arrested Donte Drumm, a local black football star with no connection to the crime. Tried, convicted and sentenced, Drumm was sent to death row...

Nine years later, Donte Drumm is four days away from execution. Over 400 miles away in Kansas, Travis also faces death, as he suffers from an inoperable brain tumour. At last, he decides to do what's right. After years of silence, he is finally ready to confess.

But the law doesn't want to hear it. As far as they're concerned, they've got their man.

So how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges and politicians that the man they're about to execute is really innocent?

'Masterful - when Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they're not just alive, they're pulsating!' - Mirror

'A master at the art of deft characterisation and the skilful delivery of hair-raising crescendos' - Irish Independent

'John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers' - Telegraph

'The BEST thriller writer alive!' - Ken Follett

'John Grisham is the master of legal fiction' - Jodi Picoult

'Grisham is a superb, instinctive storyteller' - The Times

'Grisham's storytelling genius reminds us that when it comes to legal drama, the master is in a league of his own' - Daily Record

'A GIANT of the thriller genre' - TimeOut


  • Grisham has come up with yet another near-flawless plot... ****

About the author

John Grisham

John Grisham is the author of forty works of fiction and one of non-fiction. His works are translated into forty-two languages. He lives in Virginia.
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