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December 5, 2013



Some things can never be forgiven

A little boy is found dead in a children’s playground.

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 hos 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’s identification with a child on trail for  murder make him question everything he ever believed in?

My review

I read this a long time ago when it first came out. I can not believe that I forgot to do a review on one my best favourite reads. The Guilty One is Lisa Ballantyne’s brilliant page turning very first novel I look forward to reading more novels by Lisa. It with no question a deeply psychological and suspenseful read. The story is about Daniel Hunter a solicitor in London who is defending Sebastian, an eleven-year old boy Ben. Sebastian is accused of killing Ben in a playground. Sebastian claims he is innocent with Daniel wanting to believe Sebastian. This story has sharp interesting twist at the end. Highly recommend this story for reading. It would make a good christmas present.


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