The Confession

The Confession

Pre-loaded Audiobook - 2010
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In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Dontâe Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row. Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Dontâe is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what's right and confess.

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An innocent man is about to be executed.Only a guilty man can save him.For every innocent man sent to prison, there is a guilty one left on the outside. He doesnt understand how the police and prosecutors got the wrong man, and he certainly doesnt care. He just cant believe his good luck. Time passes and he realizes that the mistake will not be corrected: the authorities believe in their case and are determined to get a conviction. He may even watch the trial of the person wrongly accused of his crime. He is relieved when the verdict is guilty. He laughs when the police and prosecutors congratulate themselves. He is content to allow an innocent person to go to prison, to serve hard time, even to be executed.Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do whats right and confess.But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that theyre about to execute an innocent man?



Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2010
ISBN: 9781616572488
Branch Call Number: PLAY FIC GRI
Characteristics: 1 sound media player (ca. 14.5 hrs.) :,digital ;,3 1/2 x 2 1/8 in.
Additional Contributors: Sowers, Scott

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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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