A teenage boy walks into a police station with a bleeding leg and a determined face.
Face-to-face to an officer named Rawls, the young boy named Shayne brazenly confesses to a
murder he may or may not have committed. The story is told through multiple perspectives
forcing the reader to decipher what is true and what is fake. The catalyst of the story is when
Mikey, a short boy who loves to wear suits, is framed for holding drugs. From there the story
Blank Confession, by Pete Hautman, is a mystery novel that creates tension and
suspense with each page. The alternation between perspectives ties the book together as the
reader experiences it as Officer Rawls does. With its interesting themes and concepts, this book
is worth reading for any mystery fan. The cover helps draw the reader's eye and brings up
questions to compel the reader to choose the book. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and
would give it 5 stars.