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The Innocent One

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349429274

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 12th January 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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THE CHILD ACCUSED OF MURDER. WHO DID HE BECOME?

‘Thought provoking and unsettling’ Alex Gray

‘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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Reviews

A tense and shocking thriller that has the added treat of Lisa Ballantyne's deft prose. I loved it
Renee Knight
Moving and suspenseful; richly detailed, yet with the eerie simplicity of a parable
Joyce Carol Oates
Tense
Sunday Times
Sophisticated, suspenseful, unsettling
Lee Child
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
Grips like a vice
Daily Mail
Thought provoking and unsettling
Alex Gray, the Sunday Times bestselling author of the DSI Lorimer series
A gripping and emotionally charged story. Just brilliant
Clare Mackintosh
One of the most readable, emotionally intense novels of the year
Richard and Judy Book Club
Moving, insightful
Guardian
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, bestselling author of The Book Club
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!'
Karen Dionne, No. 1 internationally bestselling author of The Marsh King's Daughter
Thought-provoking and clever
Gilly Macmillan
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, bestselling author of The Twins
Thought-provoking, brave and challenging, this book is an unsettling and compulsive read
Rosamund Lupton
A page-turner with real emotional depth
Daily Express
Thought-provoking
Woman & Home
Praise for Lisa Ballantyne's previous novels:
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