A moving and suspenseful, Lisa Ballantyne’s The Guilty One is a psychological journey about the darkness in all of us that 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, 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 and how the one he trusted the most was the one who betrayed him…
Emotionally wrought, with an abundance of twists and, The Guilty One is a character-driven psychological novel that explores the true nature of guilt.
About the Author
Lisa Ballantyne was born in Scotland and studied English literature at the University of St. Andrews. She lived and worked in China, where she started writing seriously. Before being published, her work was short-listed for the Dundee International Book Prize. Her debut novel, " The Guilty One", was long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, was short-listed for an Edgar Allan Poe Award, and was chosen for the Autumn 2012 Richard and Judy Book Club.