The Simple Truth

The Simple Truth

Book - 2008
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Rufus Harm has spent the last twenty-five years in prison for a murder he's sure he committed. However, when he receives a letter from the army, Rufus' memory is jogged. As the events play out in his mind, Rufus comes to a realization: he's not guilty. From his prison cell, Rufus secretly files an appeal with the Supreme Court. When the Supreme Court clerk who first sees his appeal is murdered, along with Harm's own lawyer, Harm knows the real killers are on to him and he's quickly running out of time. Sprung from prison with the help of his brother, Rufus must elude capture long enough to expose a cover-up and save his own life.
Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9780446607711
Branch Call Number: F BAL NVD
Characteristics: 528 pages ; 18 cm


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Mar 03, 2018

I usually love the books written by David Baldacci but The Simple Truth didn't do it for me. I found this one to be a little too preachy and pretty unbelievable.

Sep 24, 2016

Baldacci doesn't persuade with his main female character but then few male writers in legal thriller genre do. Her romantic interest in the protagonist beggars belief. And there are a few pretty far-fetched revelations and plot twists to keep the story going. I would only give it 2.5 stars. He has produced better books.

Interesting premise and lots of plot twists. I really enjoyed the story. As I am not familiar with USA justice system it took a while to understand the roll of the clerks and the flow of appeals, but the author provides enough background for non-american readers to enjoy the premise of the plot and the thrill of the chase.

Jun 15, 2015

Superior writing and plot.

Jun 07, 2015

It was okay but the book was difficult to get into and the pace seemed to slack at times. Nice twist at the end, though

Dec 05, 2013

Finished 12/2/2013

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