Discover The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne

Discover The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne

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'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

‘[a] moving, insightful debut . . . It's easy to see why this caused such a stir at Frankfurt last year. If it isn't this year's Before I Go To Sleep, I'll eat my laptop'
The Guardian

'It's one of the best debuts I've ever encountered'
The Daily Record

'An absorbing psychological debut'
Company (Top Pick)

'This is an outstanding work of fiction, and the real crime would have been if the talent of Lisa Ballantyne had never been discovered'
The Daily Record

'Thought provoking, brave and challenging, this book is an unsettling and compulsive read'
Rosamund Lupton

The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne is the book that everyone is reading, reviewing and raving about, from esteemed authors to nationwide newspapers. Telling the story of Daniel, a successful London lawyer called in to represent a child on trial for murder, it moves between his present day life and childhood with foster Mum Minnie. If you imagine a blend of Maggie O'Farrell and Lionel Shriver, you might come close to the incredible experience of reading The Guilty One.

But don't just take our word for it. Read the first chapter here, then watch out for Lisa's interview with Richard & Judy for their autumn book club, coming soon.

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