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4.0 out of 5 stars Very, very good, 7 July 2012
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A very compelling book that details a child's murder trial, and the past of the solicitor representing the accused child.

This was a very emotionally wrought book, and had me hooked right from the start. The book has a good pace, and changes back and forth from the current murder trial, to Daniel's childhood, and shows why he became a solicitor specialising in defending adolescents.

Although the murder case was well written, I actually found Daniels past chapters to be the more interesting. The traumas that he suffered were written very emotively, and really made an impression on me. His quest to find a happy home and to be loved, just outshone the cold stares and awkwardness of Sebastian and his trial.

The characters were extremely well written, and their actions completely believable, but the one person that really stood out for me was Minnie. She was a testament to the human spirit showing that no matter how many tragedies we have to endure, we are still capable of great love and selflessness.

This really was a gripping book that I would recommend. Some scenes were difficult to read and very emotional, but you will be glad you have read it.
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Initial post: 8 Jul 2012 13:19:46 BDT
Totnes Nigel says:
Nice to find someone else who enjoyed it as much! Like you Daniel and particularly Minnie stood out.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jul 2012 15:44:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jul 2012 15:45:56 BDT
Kirsty says:
Yes, it was a really good book. I also read A Child Who, and I agree with you that this was a much better novel than that was. Far more thought has gone into The Guilty One, and it really pays off.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jul 2012 16:05:08 BDT
Totnes Nigel says:
Yes - I actually enjoyed "A Child Who" but this is far more powerful and will stay with me much longer. Always nice to find ones that stand out a bit.
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