John Grisham – The Innocent Man is a nonfiction book by the author more commonly known for legal thrillers.
It’s an account of how a man was found guilty for a murder that he didn’t commit and spent more than a decade on death row.
The publication date of this book was October 10, 2006.
The Innocent Man Book Description
In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women.
Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered.
The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death — in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man’s already broken life, and let a true killer go free.
Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour drama, John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction reads like a page-turning legal thriller.
It is a book that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence — a book no American can afford to miss.