Moving and suspenseful; richly detailed, yet with the eerie simplicity of a parable
A page-turner of a thriller . . . I couldn't put this beautifully crafted, beautifully written book down; and the complex, flawed characters stayed with me for a long time. I loved it.
A compelling and emotional read with convincing characters that stayed in my head. Lisa Ballantyne deals with a difficult and controversial subject in a sensitive and thoughtful way
A crackling good read - exactly the kind of novel that readers have come to expect from one of the most talented psychological suspense authors working today. With a gripping, twisty plot, conflicted and relatable characters, ever-rising tension, and an ending that's as thrilling as it is satisfying, I loved this book!'
Grips like a vice
Sophisticated, suspenseful, unsettling
One of the most readable, emotionally intense novels of the year
Gripping, tense and moving
A page-turner with real emotional depth
A skilful mixture of creepy crime thriller and gripping domestic drama, the Innocent One had me turning the pages late into the night.
Praise for Lisa Ballantyne's previous novels:
Such a wonderfully layered novel, part emotionally charged, nerve-jangling thriller, and part tender, intelligent family drama. I couldn't put it down. Brilliant.
A gripping and emotionally charged story. Just brilliant
A tense and shocking thriller that has the added treat of Lisa Ballantyne's deft prose. I loved it
Thought-provoking and clever
Thought provoking and unsettling
Thought-provoking, brave and challenging, this book is an unsettling and compulsive read