Confessions of An Innocent Man

Confessions of An Innocent Man

A Novel

Book - 2019
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Penguin Putnam
&;Every person wrongfully convicted of a crime at some point dreams of getting revenge against the system. In Confessions of an Innocent Man, the dream comes true and in a spectacular way.&;&;John Grisham, New York Times bestselling author of The Reckoning 

A thrillingly suspenseful debut novel and a fierce howl of rage that questions the true meaning of justice.


Rafael Zhettah relishes the simplicity and freedom of his life. He is the owner and head chef of a promising Houston restaurant, a pilot with open access to the boundless Texas horizon, and a bachelor, content with having few personal or material attachments that ground him. Then, lightning strikes. When he finds Tieresse&;billionaire, philanthropist, sophisticate, bombshell&;sitting at one of his tables, he also finds his soul mate and his life starts again. And just as fast, when she is brutally murdered in their home, when he is convicted of the crime, when he is sentenced to die, it is all ripped away. But for Rafael Zhettah, death row is not the end. It is only the beginning. Now, with his recaptured freedom, he will stop at nothing to deliver justice to those who stole everything from him.

This is a heart-stoppingly suspenseful, devastating, page-turning debut novel. A thriller with a relentless grip that wants you to read it in one sitting. David R. Dow has dedicated his life to the fight against capital punishment&;to righting the horrific injustices of the death penalty regime in Texas. He delivers the perfect modern parable for exploring our complex, uneasy relationships with punishment and reparation in a terribly unjust world.

Baker & Taylor
Wrongfully convicted and sent to death row for the murder of his billionaire wife, Rafael Zhettah is vindicated by DNA evidence six years later, spurring him to take revenge on the people who ruined his life.

Baker
& Taylor

When an Austin billionaire is murdered, her husband, Rafael Zhettah, the son of poor Mexican immigrants, is sent to death row, only to have DNA evidence vindicate him six years later, spurring him to take revenge on the people that ruined his life.

Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2019]
ISBN: 9781524743888
Branch Call Number: FIC DOW
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 24 cm

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IndyPL_RobinK Jul 08, 2019

An interesting concept of looking at someone on death row and what their daily life is like. Fans of shows like Oz will understand some of the concepts here. The book which was about how an innocent man can face the death penalty despite every effort by attorneys and little evidence against him... Read More »


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JANMAYS
Nov 23, 2019

Interesting story about a man wrongly convicted of murder but got a little far fetched when he was released and put the judges in a bunker her had constructed. Not for book club.

IndyPL_RobinK Jul 08, 2019

An interesting concept of looking at someone on death row and what their daily life is like. Fans of shows like Oz will understand some of the concepts here. The book which was about how an innocent man can face the death penalty despite every effort by attorneys and little evidence against him, turns ugly once he is released and decides to seek revenge against the Texas judges would not free him. How does this help his cause?

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leewardside
May 29, 2019

Warning: this book is silly. A world where super hero cartoons blockbusters get treated seriously by movie critics why not an unbelievable romance between a chef and a multi-millionaires to provide a tour of the acknowledged wretchedness of the American "justice" system. The setup is cartoonish; if you like the mayhem of super hero movies maybe you'll be able to get by the lightweight premise of this thin debut.

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cannotbeheard
Apr 29, 2019

The beginning of this book was fantastic. Once the main character starts taking things into his own hands, it gets a little dull. I think it drags on for too long at that point. I still liked it.

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