The Guilty One

The Guilty One

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 30/08/2012
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The Guilty One
A multilayered examination of guilt
Daniel Hunter is a solicitor who takes on hard cases but the day he meets Sebastian, an 11 year old charged with murdering a younger child, he is plunged i... READ MORE
Naomi at Kingston Bentall Centre

Synopsis

A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB FAVOURITE AN INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON 'Sophisticated, suspenseful, unsettling' Lee Child 'Grips like a vice' Daily Mail 'Compulsive' Rosamund Lupton 'Moving, insightful' Guardian ___________ Daniel Hunter has spent years defending lost causes as a solicitor in London. But his life changes when he is introduced to Sebastian, an eleven-year-old accused of murdering an innocent young boy. As he plunges into the muddy depths of Sebastian's troubled home life, Daniel thinks back to his own childhood in foster care - and to Minnie, the woman whose love saved him, until she, too, betrayed him so badly that he cut her out of his life. But what crime did Minnie commit that made Daniel disregard her for fifteen years? And will Daniel's identification with a child on trial for murder make him question everything he ever believed in? ___________ 'One of the most readable, emotionally intense novels of the year' Richard & Judy Book Club 'It kept me up all night and guessing the whole way through' Jenny Colgan 'A page-turner with real emotional depth' Daily Express 'Moving and suspenseful' Joyce Carol Oates 'Absorbing' Company 'Will touch your heart, even as it leaves you unsettled' Hallie Ephron 'Outstanding' Daily Record *DON'T MISS LISA BALLANTYNE'S NEW THRILLER, THE INNOCENT ONE, OUT NOW*

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780749957285
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 325g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 32 mm

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The Guilty One
Excellent read
I loved this book. The writing and story is excellent. Daniels story and the court case of Seb ran effortlessly. I was surprised by the ending as i was so ... READ MORE
Flowerpower47
The Guilty One
A very good debut novel
As a debut novel, this was very good but I found it a bleak and uneasy read - however this is probably more to do with the subject matter than the quality ... READ MORE
KarenD
The Guilty One
The Guilty One
The Guilty One Wonderful book. Hard to put down, all the characters really come alive. There is a twist at the end I was not expecting.
Michael Porter
The Guilty One
Accomplished Debut
The Guilty One is two stories in one, both featuring Daniel Hunter. Daniel is a successful London lawyer and has just taken on a highly-sensitive case. Def... READ MORE
Anne Cater
The Guilty One
a must buy
hooked from the very first page. such a page turner. brillant veryfirst novell from lisa ballantyne. i cant wait for lisa ballantyne's next book. lisa has ... READ MORE
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