The second novel by the international bestselling author of The Guilty One
Lisa Ballantyne was born in Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland and was educated at Armadale Academy and University of St Andrews. She spent most of her twenties working and living in China, before returning to the UK in 2002, to work in Higher Education. She lives in Glasgow.
[a] moving, insightful debut ... It's easy to see why this caused such a stir at Frankfurt last year. If it isn't this year's Before I Go To Sleep, I'll eat my laptop Guardian on The Guilty One Lisa Ballantyne has written a first novel that is both moving and suspenseful; richly detailed, yet with the eerie simplicity of a parable Joyce Carol Oates on The Guilty One One of the most readable, emotionally intense novels of the year, and a debut one at that. Lisa Ballantyne pulls off the key writer's trick of getting us to care about the characters; by the end of the first chapter, you will be comprehensively on the hook Richard Madeley, Richard and Judy's Book Club, Autumn 2012 Pick on The Guilty One Sophisticated, suspenseful, unsettling, and highly recommended: a terrific debut from an author to watch Lee Child on The Guilty One Thought provoking, brave and challenging, this book is an unsettling and compulsive read Rosamund Lupton, bestselling author of Sister and Afterwards, on The Guilty One This is a subject that grips the attention like a vice Daily Mail on The Guilty One A gripping and emotionally charged story, with compelling characters you won't want to leave. Just brilliant Clare Mackintosh, author of I LET YOU GO