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The Innocent One

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781405549950

Price: £21.99

ON SALE: 4th August 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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THE CHILD ACCUSED OF MURDER. WHO DID HE BECOME?

‘Thought provoking and unsettling’ Alex Gray

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

‘Gripping, twisty’ Karen Dionne

‘An emotionally charged, nerve-jangling thriller’ Saskia Sarginson
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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

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Reviews

Tense
Sunday Times
Moving and suspenseful; richly detailed, yet with the eerie simplicity of a parable
Joyce Carol Oates
Moving, insightful
Guardian
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
A tense and shocking thriller that has the added treat of Lisa Ballantyne's deft prose. I loved it
Renee Knight
Grips like a vice
Daily Mail
Gripping, tense and moving
Claire McGowan
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 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
A gripping and emotionally charged story. Just brilliant
Clare Mackintosh
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
One of the most readable, emotionally intense novels of the year
Richard and Judy Book Club
Thought-provoking
Woman & Home
Thought provoking and unsettling
Alex Gray, the Sunday Times bestselling author of the DSI Lorimer series
Thought-provoking, brave and challenging, this book is an unsettling and compulsive read
Rosamund Lupton
A page-turner with real emotional depth
Daily Express
Praise for Lisa Ballantyne's previous novels:
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
Sophisticated, suspenseful, unsettling
Lee Child