Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday--The Guilty One



 The Waiting on Wednesday concept is a weekly feature of the Breaking the Spine blog.  It's a great way to share information about a forthcoming title that is on my radar screen with other readers.

This week's anticipated book:
 The Guilty One

The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne
Publication date: March 19, 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers 

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An eight-year-old boy is found dead in a playground . . . and his eleven-   
year-old neighbor is accused of the crime. Leading the defense is London solicitor Daniel Hunter, a champion of lost causes.

A damaged boy from a troubled home, Daniel's young client, Sebastian, reminds Daniel of his own turbulent childhood—and of Minnie, the devoted woman whose love saved him. But one terrible act of betrayal irrevocably shattered their bond.

As past and present collide, Daniel is faced with disturbing questions. Will his sympathy for Sebastian and his own memories blind him to the truth? What happened in the park—and who, ultimately, is to blame for a little boy's death? Rethinking everything he's ever believed, Daniel begins to understand what it means to be wrong . . . and to be the guilty one.

My thoughts: This debut legal thriller puts me in mind of Defending Jacob by William Landay, a novel I recently read and enjoyed.  As a fan of psychological thrillers, this particular novel seems like a good next read for me.

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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I adore legal thrillers...and this one grabbed me! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY WOW POST

Kerrie said...

I really like the sound of this one, definitely will be looking into, thanks!

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Thanks for stopping by, Kerrie!

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Love your WoW pick, Laurel-Rain!

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Like your blog, Kirsty, which I am now following. Thanks for visiting.

Chyna said...

I saw this before and but I've forgotten the title :P

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