Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday 56: The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne

 Welcome to this week's Friday 56 - this Friday 56 comes from Lisa Ballentyne's The Guilty One.

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader/
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions 
on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
Post a link along with your post back to this blog and to Freda's Voice at
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Here's my Friday 56 from The Guilty One:

"She was wearing his necklace. He couldn't believe it. She took it off and handed it to Daniel, then put the butterfly in her pocket."

The blurb:
An eight-year-old boy is found dead on 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.
About the Author:
Lisa Ballantyne lives in Glasgow, Scotland. This is her first novel.

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