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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Confession

The ConfessionThe Confession by John Grisham

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I almost didn't make it past the first chapter of The Confession due to the creepiness of Grisham's character, Travis Boyette. Boyette is a convicted rapist, out of prison on parole. The story opens with him visiting the pastor of a Lutheran church, where he confesses to the rape and murder of a Texas teenager. A classmate of Nicole's was convicted of the murder, even though her body was never found. He is about to be executed for the crime.

The story follows the crazy journey of Boyette, the pastor, the defense attorney, the death row inmate and his family, and the victim's family.

This was a very hard book to read. It was also very thought provoking.