This week, our guest recommender is Anna Boatman, Publishing Director for Piatkus Fiction.
Lisa Ballantyne’s The Guilty One is storming up the bestseller charts, and this is her powerful follow-up: a nail-biting ride of he said/she said between a teacher and his pupil when she accuses him of abuse.
Both accuser and teacher have their good and bad sides, and it’s fascinating how your sympathies swing from one to the other. This is a hugely gripping, thought-provoking moral thriller about two families torn apart by one catastrophic betrayal which illustrates the fine line between guilt and innocence, and shows that everyone has their secrets, even those we ought to trust the most . . .