John Grisham’s novel ‘The Confession’ follows the story of murderer and rapist Travis Boyette, who stands by and watches an innocent man convicted and sentenced to death for a crime which he committed. A thrilling novel that will have you filled with suspense from one page to the next, the story is inspired by John Grisham’s work as an activist and board member for the Innocence Project, an organization that fights to exonerate prisoners it deems wrongfully convicted.
On discovery of a terminal brain-tumour, murderer Boyette decides to come clean and confess his guilt after Donté Drumm has been wrongly convicted and spent nine years in prison, awaiting the day of his execution. Raising questions on the morality of the death penalty, those looking for a light-hearted read are urged to look elsewhere. Working against the clock to convince authorities of his guilt and Drumm’s innocence, Grisham has us desperately flicking through the pages of the novel to discover the fate of the two characters whose lives have become intertwined through no choice of their own.
Bo House Book Club will gather this evening to discuss the intricacies of the story and issues surrounding it, mainly of course the question of the morality of the death penalty. Stay tuned to see the outcome of what is likely to be a very heated debate tonight at the Bo House Cafe.