Reversible Errors

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Reversible Errors
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Author Scott Turow
Country United States
Language English
Genre Legal thriller, Crime novel
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 488 (paperback)
ISBN 03-7428-160-2
OCLC 49737067
813/.54 21
LC Class PS3570.U754 R48 2002
Preceded by Personal Injuries
Followed by Ultimate Punishment

Reversible Errors, published in 2002 (paperback edition by Picador, 2003) is Scott Turow's sixth novel, and like the others, set in fictional Kindle County. The novel won the 2003 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction. The title is a legal term.

The novel revolves around three 1991 murders for which Rommy Gandolph was convicted. It begins with attorney Arthur Raven being assigned to handle the final appeal of said death row inmate. Though the lawyer does not even want the case, he discovers some problems with the conviction. Unlikely allies are found, including the police officer who made the arrest and the judge who presided over the initial trial. It becomes a race against the clock to determine the truth. The novel's 42 chapters are arranged in two parts, titled Investigation and Proceedings; the action is set in 2001.

Many of the minor characters also appear in Turow's other novels, which are all set in fictional Midwestern Kindle County.


In 2004, a television miniseries based on the novel and bearing the same title was released starring William H. Macy, Tom Selleck and Felicity Huffman.