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The Resource The guilty one, Lisa Ballantyne

The guilty one, Lisa Ballantyne

Label
The guilty one
Title
The guilty one
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Ballantyne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A little boy was found dead in a children's playground...Daniel Hunter has spent years defending lost causes as a solicitor in London. But his life changes when he is introduced to Sebastian, an eleven-year-old accused of murdering an innocent young boy. As he plunges into the muddy depths of Sebastian's troubled home life, Daniel thinks back to his own childhood in foster care - and to Minnie, the woman whose love saved him, until she, too, betrayed him so badly that he cut her out of his life. But what crime did Minnie commit that made Daniel disregard her for fifteen years? And will Daniel's identification with a child on trial for murder make him question everything he ever believed in?
Summary
Layered and complex, The Guilty One is a tale of two damaged boys: one is 11-year-old Sebastian, who's been charged with murdering a younger friend; the other, Daniel Hunter, survived a difficult childhood in foster care to become the London solicitor now defending Sebastian. The case -- which stirs buried memories and forces Daniel to confront his troubled childhood -- unfolds alongside Daniel's own story (and that of the gentle older woman who eventually took him in for good). -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10171166
Cataloging source
BT
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Ballantyne, Lisa
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Murder
  • Foster home care
  • Secrecy
  • Lawyers
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The guilty one, Lisa Ballantyne
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000049872232
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
463 p.
Isbn
9780749958824
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The guilty one, Lisa Ballantyne
Publication
Control code
000049872232
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
463 p.
Isbn
9780749958824
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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