The Guilty One: A Novel

Paperback | March 19, 2013 | Large Print

byLisa Ballantyne

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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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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....

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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, Daniel's young client, Sebastian, reminds him of his own turbulent childhood—and of Minnie, the devoted ...

Lisa Ballantyne lives in Glasgow, Scotland; this is her first novel.

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Format:Paperback | Large PrintDimensions:576 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.15 inPublished:March 19, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062222953

ISBN - 13:9780062222954

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Spin on a Crime Novel I found this book to be an interesting take on a regular crime/murder novel. It is rare to read about a murder where a child is a suspect. The novel switches back and forth between the current trial and the childhood of the lawyer. The trial is definitely the most engaging part of the novel.
Date published: 2016-12-21

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