The Innocent Man
If anyone has ever visited a library, book store, our taken a commercial flight, they n there is a good chance they have heard about author John Grisham. The world-renowned novelist has created some of the most riveting works of literary fiction the world has ever seen, such as The Client, The Runaway Jury, The Pelican Brief, and A Time to Kill, just to name a few. But one title stands out in his impressive list of works. The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town is the book that the Netflix mini-series The Innocent Man is based on and offers a much more in-depth look into some sketchy wrongful convictions.
The Netflix original offers an intimate look at the story of murder cases that went down in 1982 and 1984 that have surprising connections. The entire affair examines the potential false confessions, and the questionable efforts authorities used to obtain them as well as other strange occurrences that happened along the way. It’s filled with compelling interviews, eye-opening accounts from people involved, and archive footage that helps paint a vivid picture of the harrowing ordeal. There is a lot to unpack in The Innocent Man, and viewers will not be able to stop once they get hooked into what can only be described as a truly thought-provoking true-crime experience.