Crime Fiction > Innocence

    Child of God by Cormac McCarthy

In this taut, chilling novel, Lester Ballard--a violent, dispossessed man falsely accused of rape--haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail. While telling his story, Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humor, and characteristic lyrical brilliance.

Year: 1973
Genre: Innocence

    The Confession by John Grisham

An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. 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 Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what's right and confess. But how can a guilty man conv

Year: 2010
Genre: Death RowInnocenceLegal Thriller

    The Guardians by John Grisham

In the small Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo's. Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. But no one was listening.

Year: 2019
Genre: Cold CaseInnocence

    The Last Mile by David Baldacci

Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution--for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier--when he's granted an unexpected reprieve. Another man has confessed to the crime. Amos Decker, newly hired on an FBI special task force, takes an interest in Mars's case after discovering the striking similarities to his own life.

Year: 2016
Genre: Cold CaseDeath RowFBIInnocence

 

TitleAuthorSeriesGenres & Tags

Child of God Cormac McCarthy Innocence
The Confession John Grisham Death RowInnocenceLegal Thriller
The Guardians John Grisham Cold CaseInnocence
The Last Mile David Baldacci Amos DeckerCold CaseDeath RowFBIInnocence, Football