In his first work of nonfiction, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author John Grisham pens an exploration of small-town justice gone terribly awry, in ...Show synopsisIn his first work of nonfiction, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author John Grisham pens an exploration of small-town justice gone terribly awry, in a book that reads like one of his fictional, page-turning legal thrillers. A gritty, harrowing true-crime story.--"Time."Hide synopsis
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Who done it in this true story is almost beside the point. The mystery is how could the small town cops and district attorney be so dense as to not understand that they're sending an innocent man to prison. But this is mystery enough to make the story well worth reading.
This is one of the best of John Grisham's books - maybe because it is true. Since so many persons have been exonerated from death row since the development of DNA testing, you wonder how many other people have been put to death unjustly. It makes a good argument against the death penalty and the sad state of justice in the world.
For anyone who supports the death penalty it's a must read.
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