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The Innocent One

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780349429267

Price: £14.99

ON SALE: 4th August 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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THE CHILD ACCUSED OF MURDER. WHO DID HE BECOME?

‘An emotionally charged, nerve-jangling thriller . . . I couldn’t put it down’ Saskia Sarginson

‘Had me turning the pages late into the night’ C. J. Cooper
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Innocent

Ten years ago, Sebastian Croll was found not guilty of murdering his playmate.

Criminal solicitor Daniel Hunter defended the eleven-year-old in a trial that gripped the nation, but the past is unearthed when Daniel gets a call from his old client.

Or guilty?

Sebastian’s university professor has been brutally murdered and everyone who knew her is in the frame.

As Daniel steps in to represent Sebastian for the second time, rumour of his client’s identity spreads like wildfire.

The media swarm. Threats begin to arrive. And the question on everyone’s lips:

Could the child once accused of murder really be innocent?
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What everyone is saying about Lisa Ballantyne’s thrillers:

‘Gripping’ Clare Mackintosh

‘Sophisticated, suspensefu’ Lee Child

‘Tense’ Sunday Times

‘Unsettling and compulsive’ Rosamund Lupton

‘Moving’ Guardian

‘Emotionally intense’ Richard & Judy Book Club

‘Grips like a vice’ Daily Mail

‘Thought-provoking’ Gilly Macmillan

‘Tense’ Rachel Abbott

‘A page-turner’ Daily Express

‘I couldn’t get this book out of my head’ Jenny Colgan

Reviews

Praise for Lisa Ballantyne's previous novels:
Sophisticated, suspenseful, unsettling
Lee Child
A page-turner with real emotional depth
Daily Express
One of the most readable, emotionally intense novels of the year
Richard and Judy Book Club
A gripping and emotionally charged story. Just brilliant
Clare Mackintosh
Thought-provoking
Woman & Home
Such a wonderfully layered novel, part emotionally charged, nerve-jangling thriller, and part tender, intelligent family drama. I couldn't put it down. Brilliant.
Saskia Sarginson
Grips like a vice
Daily Mail
Moving, insightful
Guardian
Moving and suspenseful; richly detailed, yet with the eerie simplicity of a parable
Joyce Carol Oates
Thought-provoking and clever
Gilly Macmillan
A tense and shocking thriller that has the added treat of Lisa Ballantyne's deft prose. I loved it
Renee Knight
Tense
Sunday Times
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.
Saskia Sarginson
A skilful mixture of creepy crime thriller and gripping domestic drama, the Innocent One had me turning the pages late into the night.
C. J. Cooper
Gripping, tense and moving
Claire McGowan
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
Jenny Quintana
Thought-provoking, brave and challenging, this book is an unsettling and compulsive read
Rosamund Lupton