THE GUILTY ONE wins R&J Book Club Vote

Fantastic news! Lisa Ballantyne has won the readers’ vote for the Richard and Judy autumn Book Club titles at WH Smith with her “emotionally intense” debut novel The Guilty One.

Readers voted online for their favourite of the chain store’s autumn Book Club reads, with The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (Headline) coming a close second in the poll and The Secrets of the Tides by Hannah Richell (Orion) coming in third place.

When asked why he and Judy had come to choose The Guilty One, Richard Madeley said: “It is of the most readable, emotionally intense novels of the year, and a debut one at that.  By the end of the first chapter, we were completely hooked.”

Ballantyne said: “I was utterly delighted that The Guilty One was voted the winner of the 2012 Autumn Book Club. It was wonderful to have been chosen for the book club in the first place and to be listed among other such established authors.”

Huge congratulations to Lisa – if you haven’t yet got your hands on a copy of this debut, it’s time to hot foot it down to the bookstore now!

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4 Responses to THE GUILTY ONE wins R&J Book Club Vote

  1. sheila noble says:

    Loved your book, Julie gave me a copy… couldn’t put it down!! Thank you

    • admin says:

      Hi Sheila
      Thanks once again for reading and for taking the time to comment. Think I have seen you a few times since this was posted, but thank you for taking the time!
      See you soon.
      Best wishes

  2. Lynn Franks says:

    Finished reading it yesterday. Loved it. I think it would make a very good film. Can’t wait for your next book Lisa!!

    • admin says:

      Dear Lynn
      Many thanks for reading and for your comment. Yes, it would make good film but no one has bought the film rights yet!!
      I am very grateful to you for time and kind remarks. New book out in 2015 and I can only hope you enjoy it as much.
      Best wishes

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