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The Innocent Man by John Grisham

Published March 7, 2017

The Innocent Man by John Grisham

Book info

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  • Author John Grisham
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Thoughts

Difficult read this one. Grisham embarks on a non-fiction tale of wrongful conviction, a bit of a departure for him as he’s far more well known for criminal/law fiction instead. But this still reads something like a Grisham novel - establishing the characters, detailing the crime and then walking through the stages of law that follow - in particular the trial.

It’s so unsettling to know that this is all true though, and that two innocent men were convicted of such a horrible crime, and how close they came to losing their lives because of it! The book can be a bit slow in places, plodding through facts and figures and being quite stilted because of it. Naturally, it lacks the dialogue that I tend to enjoy in Grisham’s fiction work.

However, it’s an important book, if only to raise awareness.

Rating: Unrated

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