Available from 30th August, The Guilty One is an emotionally charged novel and already one of the most talked about books of the year.
Over the next six weeks, we'll be posting the latest news, reviews, competitions to win early proof copies and more. But before any of that, we thought you'd like to read what some of the international publishers who have already acquired this novel are saying:
We are all in love with this amazing novel. It’s not that often that we are lucky enough to find a debut that succeeds in combining gripping thriller quality, fast-paced narrative and raw emotion. Terrifying and positively disturbing, a dark story about a damaged child who could be a relative of Kevin in Lionel Shriver’s masterpiece We Need to Talk about Kevin.
Francoise Triffaux, France
I fell instantly in love with Lisa’s precisely-crafted, psychological journey. Her gorgeous, lush writing and careful attention to the layers and nuances of her characters and their relationships make this something truly special. The team here at William Morrow is extremely excited about this book!
Amanda Bergeron, USA
THE GUILTY ONE is a truly astonishing debut. Wonderfully written, with a perfect balance between suspense and introspection. A page turning psychological thriller and a compelling and strong novel about identity, about how the past can influence our future, about the importance to be loved by someone in order to become a better person.
Chiara Libonati, Italy
Just a quick word to tell you I’m reading this amazing book at this moment …… I’ve only just started, but am totally hooked by it.
Wow, what a powerful voice…
Just finished, still trying to catch my breath.
Vitor Goncalves, Portugal
We at Orlando all fell in love with this gripping and deeply moving story, that reminded me of The Secret Language of Flowers and combines the best elements of Maggie O'Farrell and Lionel Shriver. We believe that this upmarket women's fiction novel with a criminal slant will be a huge success!
Jacqueline Smit, Netherlands
Lisa Ballantyne keeps the ambiguity of the main characters throughout and the reader don't get to know if they are good or bad and what really happened. This doubt brings about a very interesting effect in the reader, who positions himself and becomes a kind of a judge whose beliefs, however, are questioned along the novel and might be shattered at any moment.
Pablo Álvarez, Spain
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