Goodreads Monday (April 2017)


goodreads monday

I saw this meme on Books, Vertigo and Tea and I thought this one seemed fun to join and feature on my blog from time to time as well! The original post of Goodreads Monday was posted by Lauren’s Page Turners. Thank you Lauren for this great idea. This really is a great way to help me take another look at all the books added to the wishlist so long ago and at the same time I can share some interesting titles.

There’s only one rule: Simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to link back to Lauren’s Page turners and add your own links!


The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne

I shelved this on 19 January 2014 on Goodreads. It has an average rating of 3.77 there which seems to indicate it’s an average book. On Amazon however it has a 4.5 score on over 281 reviews. 64% of the reviewers gave this novel 5 stars so that is a whole other picture and just reminds me that ratings are very relative.

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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.

So what do you think, yay or nay? Have you read it or is it on your readlist too?


15 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday (April 2017)

  1. This one is definitely new to me but it sounds like a great legal thriller. I would be interested to see how the lawyer tackles the case especially due to his connection with the client. Definitely one I would like to read. Thanks for sharing.


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