• Paperback: 480 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (March 19, 2013)
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.
Lisa Ballantyne lives in Glasgow, Scotland; this is her first novel.
Lisa’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, March 19th: Kritters Ramblings
Wednesday, March 20th: Excellent Library
Thursday, March 21st: she treads softly
Monday, March 25th: JulzReads
Tuesday, March 26th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Wednesday, March 27th: Book Journey
Monday, April 1st: Bloggin’ Bout Books
Tuesday, April 2nd: Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Wednesday, April 3rd: Speaking of Books
Thursday, April 4th: Lectus
Monday, April 8th: A Bookworm’s World