Lisa Ballantyne The Guilty One

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The Guilty One

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Pub Date: 2013-03-19 Pages: 576 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins US An eight-year-old boy is found dead in a playground and his eleven-year-old neighbor is accused of the crime Leading the.... defense is London solicitor Daniel Hunter. a champion of lost causes.A damaged boy from a troubled home. Daniels young client. Sebastian. reminds him of his own turbulent childhood-and of Minnie. the devoted woman whose love saved him. But one terrible act of betrayal irrevocably shattered their bond.As past and present collide. Daniel is faced with disturbing questions. Will his sympathy for Sebastian and his own memories blind him to the truth What happened in the park-and who. ultimately. is to blame for a little boys death Rethinking everything hes ever believed. Daniel begins to understand what it means to be wrong... and to be the guilty one.

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Moving and suspenseful, Lisa Ballantyne's The Guilty One is a psychological thriller about the darkness in each of us. It explores how we are all tied to our pasts, and what it means to be guilty.

Solicitor Daniel Hunter is called to defend 11-year-old Sebastian who has been charged with the murder of a young boy on a London playground. While examining Sebastian's life in order to save it, Daniel can't help but be transported to his own difficult youth spent in foster care--a time when the one he trusted the most was the one who betrayed him...

Emotionally wrought, and with an abundance of twists and turns, The Guilty One is a character-driven novel of suspense that explores the true nature of guilt.

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"One of the most readable, emotionally intense novels of the year, and a debut one at that. Lisa Ballantyne pulls off the key writer's trick of getting us to care about the characters; by the end of the first chapter, you will be comprehensively on the hook."--Richard Madeley, Richard and Judy's Book Club, Autumn 2012 Pick

"One of the best debuts I've ever encountered"--Daily Record

"A page-turner"--Cosmopolitan (UK)

"An accomplished first novel and a good bet for book groups."--Booklist

Ballantyne blurs the line between right and wrong like a double-edged sword in this methodical psychological thriller. The age-old struggle between good and evil takes on new meaning through characters so jaded by life; she makes you question it yourself.--criminalelement.com

"Sophisticated, suspenseful, unsettling, and highly recommended: a terrific debut from an author to watch."--Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Lisa Ballantyne has written a first novel that is both moving and suspenseful; richly detailed, yet with the eerie simplicity of a parable"--Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times bestselling author

"On one level, Lisa Ballantyne's The Guilty One delivers riveting courtroom drama that is unflinchingly true to its characters. At another level, its personal story resonates with love, forgiveness, and the possibility of redemption. The Guilty One will touch your heart even as it leaves you unsettled."--Hallie Ephron, author of There Was an Old Woman

Ballantyne hits some strong emotional beats, and fans of Vanessa Diffenbaugh's The Language of Flowers will find much to like here--Library Journal

"The Guilty One offers that rare combination of a beautifully crafted story, inhabited with characters we haven't known before (but won't forget)--and a story that will keep you turning the pages late into the night."--Joyce Maynard, author of Labor Day

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