I have to say that the The Guilty One is a tight, well written story. The story vasselates between Daniel's time as a solicitor defending a young boy who was accused of killing a friend and Daniel's own troubled past. This a great, quickly paced murder mystery with some very compelling and richly written characters. It is interesting and you find yourself rapidly turning pages. The book is a bit on the long side at 451 pages, but keeps you interested and engaged throughout! Ballantyne is a promising writer and one to watch!