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The Innocent One

By: Lisa Ballantyne
Narrated by: John Sackville
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Summary

The child accused of murder. Who did he become?

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?

©2022 Lisa Ballantyne (P)2022 Hachette Audio UK

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"An emotionally charged, nerve-jangling thriller.... I couldn't put it down." (Saskia Sarginson)

"Had me turning the pages late into the night." (C. J. Cooper)

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I found it hard to make it to the end. It starts quite promisingly, but beyond the halfway point it becomes very predictable. The characterisation and writing are depressingly clichéd.

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Tense and Thrilling

Loved this book. Not only a great stand alone, but a brilliant follow on from The Guilty One. Depth and sincerity in the characters drives this book throughout. highly recommended as with all the author's novels. Credit also to an excellent narration.