The Innocent Man

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Arrow Books, Oct 28, 2010 - Capital punishment - 512 pages
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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.

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User Review  - sparkleandchico - LibraryThing

I always feel a little guilty when starting a Grisham book as I know I will still be reading ten hours later...but at least this one is a true story so I feel like I learned something. The author is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rascalstar - LibraryThing

I listened to this book on CD and would recommend that it be read rather than listened to. Although the story is good and is nonfiction, there is almost no dialog in the book, which makes it drone ... Read full review

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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.

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