The Innocent Man

Front Cover
Arrow Books, Oct 28, 2010 - Capital punishment - 512 pages
69 Reviews

Ron Williamson was a star college sportsman in the small town of Ada, Oklahoma. When he left to pursue his dreams he seemed destined for glory. But years of injury, drinking, drugs and women took their toll, and he returned to Ada a lonely drifter.

Soon after his homecoming, a local cocktail waitress was raped and murdered. With no immediate leads, the police worked the case for five years before arresting Williamson and charging him with her murder. Despite no physical evidence, and based largely on the testimony of jailhouse snitches, he was found guilty at trial and sent to death row.

Left to await his fate, Williamson was the only person to know the terrible truth: that an innocent man had been sent on a journey to hell. A journey from which he might never return.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - LibraryCin - LibraryThing

4.25 stars In 1982, Debbie Carter was raped and murdered in the small town of Ada, Oklahoma. The police set their sights on Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz as their suspects, and finally brought them ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Fernhill - LibraryThing

I am no fan of Grisham, so I admit my bias. But this was really boring, and poorly written. I really just skimmed through it in order to be able to discuss it for my book club. Lots of better stuff has been written about the injustices of the "justice: system. Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2010)

John Grisham is the author of twenty-two novels, one work of non-fiction, a collection of short stories, and a novel for young readers. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

Bibliographic information