True Crime: The Novel

by Andrew Klavan | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0440224039 Global Overview for this book
Registered by HoserLauren of Burlington, Ontario Canada on 1/22/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, January 22, 2006
I received this from my boyfriend as an xmas present - the only reason he bought this book was because Clint Eastwood is on the cover! LOL But I'll read almost anything so this one is going on the TBR.

From Chapters:
In the heat of the city, a man is out of time: speeding in a beat-up Ford Tempo, blasting easy-listening music. Reporter Steve Everett drinks too much, makes love to his boss''s wife, and has just stumbled upon a shocking truth: a convicted killer is about to be executed for a crime he didn''t commit.

In the cold confines of Death Row, Frank Beachum is also out of time. Ready to say good-bye to the wife and child he loves and hello to the God he still believes in, Beachum knows he did not kill a convenience store clerk six years ago. But in a few hours--if Steve Everett can''t find the evidence to stop it--a needle is going to pierce Frank Beachum''s skin.

The killing machine is primed. The executioner is waiting. And so is the priest. Now the clock is ticking down and the race is on--between the reporter and his demons, between the system and its lethal flaws, between the last innocent man and society''s ultimate crime . . . .

Journal Entry 2 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, January 10, 2009
Everett is a journalist with a lot of personal problems. When one of his colleagues gets in a car accident and is in a coma, Everett gets assigned to her article, which is to interview Frank Beachum, a prisoner hours before he has to be put to death. As Everett looks into the case, he finds a couple of things that don't add up. After talking to the prisoner, and in between trying to sort out his personal life, Everett tries to find out what really happened on that day before Frank Beachum receives his lethal injection.

There were a couple of inconsistencies in the story. Everett goes to interview a person involved in the story and she pretty much threatens his life, then when he comes back later in the day, she helps him. Why the sudden change in attitude?

Also, at the end you want to keep turning the pages to see if Beachum lives or dies, the author splices the action with long paragraphs about how someone would feel going to their death. While this could be interesting, I found that it slowed down the pace of what should be a fast-paced section of the novel.

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren at Yellow Cup Cafe in Etobicoke, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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