Reversible Errors

Scott Turow

22 May 2014
576 pages


A suspenseful death row drama, Reversible Errors is Scott Turow's sixth Kindle County legal thriller.

Rommy "Squirrel" Gandolph is an inmate on death row for a 1991 triple murder. His slow progress toward execution is nearing completion when Arthur Raven, a corporate lawyer and Rommy's reluctant representative, receives word of new evidence that will exonerate Gandolph. Arthur's opponent is the formidable prosecuting attorney Muriel Wynn. Together with Larry Starczek, the original detective on the case, she is determined to see Rommy's fate sealed. Meanwhile the judge who originally found him guilty is just out of prison herself.

Scott Turow's compelling, multi-dimensional characters take the reader into Kindle County's parallel yet intersecting worlds of weary police, small-time crooks and ambitious lawyers. No other writer offers such a convincing picture of how the law and life interact – or such a profound understanding of what is at stake when the state holds the power to end a man's life.

When it comes to courtroom drama, Turow blows even Grisham out of the water . . . this is lean, mean writing, but with plenty of heart too . . . A novel that’ll have you chomping at the bit from beginning to end
Demonstrates why Turow remains head-and-shoulders above others in the legal thriller genre he created . . . a humane examination of flawed people and an engrossing mystery. Terrific
Absorbing and unsettling