The Guilty One

Editorial reviews

The Guilty One

Lisa Ballantyne's debut is already a huge hit overseas, and its combination of psychological insight with great plotting and some really terrific courtroom scenes seem to suggest that it will find enthusiastic readers on this side of the Atlantic as well.

This debut from Lisa Ballantyne is an immensely captivating read.

Although well-drawn and realistic, the characters in “The Guilty One” are not especially likable, other than the absent Minnie, whose genuine kindness to all creatures resonates and sharply contrasts with the casual cruelty of others.

The Guilty One aptly shows us that it is our internal fight between good and evil that directs us down our path in life one way or another.

Ballantyne’s crisp, reflective writing carries the tale and promises future enjoyment, especially if applied to topics not quite so grim.