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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

This book is so good, keeps your interest the whole book. She is

This book is so good, keeps your interest the whole book. She is really a great author for her first book. Hope she makes it a series with Daniel in it. Looking forward to her next book.

posted by lindyLW on March 30, 2013

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Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings From the beginni

Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings
From the beginning, the reader is swept into a story where one little boy is dead at a playground and another little boy is presumed guilty of his murder.  At the same time, a story about one of the solicitors, Daniel, is ...
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From the beginning, the reader is swept into a story where one little boy is dead at a playground and another little boy is presumed guilty of his murder.  At the same time, a story about one of the solicitors, Daniel, is being told as he moved into different foster homes and eventually into Minnie’s home where he finally finds his match.  With contrasting chapters, the reader sees two young boys’ stories and how a rough childhood can greatly impact how they will face the world on an everyday basis. 

posted by KrittersRamblings on March 30, 2013

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  • Posted May 2, 2013

    The Guilty One comprises two stories involving Daniel Hunter, a

    The Guilty One comprises two stories involving Daniel Hunter, a London barrister who has made it big in the legal profession after surviving a troubled childhood, and the murder case in which he is defending a child. Hunter's mother was a drug addict, and he never knew his father. He was in and out of foster homes until he was eventually adopted, but he rejected his adoptive mother when he was at university, and they had not spoken in years. He attends her funeral at the time when he has just taken on a case in which he is representing an eleven year old boy who has been accused of brutally murdering an eight year old playmate in the neighborhood park.
    The book paints a thoughtful but disturbing picture of the treatment of children in the criminal justice system in Britain and elsewhere. At what point is a child old enough to be tried as an adult? In Britain, it is ten years old. As Daniel works on the defense of Sebastian Croll, he remembers his own childhood, his adoptive mother who betrayed him even as she tried to do what was best for him, and how he could have ended up in similar circumstances to young Sebastian.
    As well as providing a fascinating look at the British criminal justice system, The Guilty One asks important questions about guilt and innocence? Who really is guilty when a child commits a heinous crime? And how do our criminal justice systems handle these children?
    The author uses these dual stories of Daniel Hunter's childhood and his legal relationship with Sebastian, a slight young boy with the innocent eyes who witnessed brutality in his own home that may have skewed his own understanding of right and wrong. So who is the guilty one?

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