Jennifer Thompson was raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her apartment while she slept. She was able to escape and eventually identified Ronald Cotton as her attacker. Ronald insisted that she was mistaken-but Jennifer's positive identification was the compelling evidence that put him behind bars. After eleven years, Ronald was allowed to take a DNA test that proved his innocence. He was released after serving more than a decade in prison for a crime he never committed. Two years later, Jennifer and Ronald met face to face-and forged an unlikely friendship that changed both of their lives.
In their own words, Jennifer and Ronald unfold the harrowing details of their tragedy, and challenge our ideas of memory and judgment while demonstrating the profound nature of human grace and the healing power of forgiveness.
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Excellent book! Powerful, emotional and well written.
An emotionally charged book with a magnetism for each person's life altering crisis. It's intense, then it gets real intense as the discovery of innocence unfolds. The book is pause and cause for concern with regard to crime, victims, the legal system, law enforcement and the cumulative effect of all the behaviors and beliefs that leave the fate of 2 people's lives in the hands of 12 strangers. The glory of forgiveness and letting go is more powerful than the legal arguments and is the beauty of this story. I salute Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton for their courage and willingness to move forward with pure and genuine hearts. The dual narration of the audiobook enhances the experience as well.