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Lisa Ballantyne

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Lisa Ballantyne was born in Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland and studied English literature at University of St Andrews. She lived and worked in China for many years and started writing seriously while she was there. She now lives in Glasgow.

Genres: Mystery

   The Guilty One (2012)
   Redemption Road (2015)
     aka Everything She Forgot
   Little Liar (2018)
   Once Upon a Lie (2019)
   The Innocent One (2022)
Lisa Ballantyne recommends
The Misbegotten (2013)
Katherine Webb
"Another intricately constructed, beautifully written historical masterpiece."
What She Knew (2015)
(DI Jim Clemo, book 1)
Gilly MacMillan
"Tightly focused and fast-paced. You won't rest until you really know what happened."
Last Seen (2017)
Lucy Clarke
"Feel the sand beneath your feet in this fast-paced seaside story where tragic consequences unravel after a drowning at sea."
The Real Michael Swann (2018)
Bryan Reardon
"The Real Michael Swann is a riveting read, pertinent and relevant to the times we now live in, with characters that keep the reader emotionally involved right up until its almost shocking ending. A highly recommended and insightful work of fiction."
How It Ends (2018)
Saskia Sarginson
"A gripping and emotional story which, although set in a past era, has chilling implications for the present day. How It Ends is an engrossing read with endearing characters thrust into traumatic circumstances. It stayed with me long after the last page as its subject matter is unfortunately still very relevant."
The Flower Girls (2019)
Alice Clark-Platts
"Dark, suspenseful and utterly chilling."
The Book Club (2019)
C J Cooper
"Intricately plotted, this gripping thriller is written with great style and has a host of wonderful characters to be loved and hated in equal measure."
The Poison Garden (2019)
Alex Marwood
"Highly imaginative, yet consistently believable, this wonderful dystopian novel is both terrifying and unsettling as if a harbinger for our times. A well written and thrilling read."
Who We Were (2020)
B M Carroll
"A thrilling and moving read that deserves to be a bestseller."
The Hit List (2020)
Holly Seddon
"Holly Seddon's new novel is a compulsive read. Unsettling subject matter deftly handled, this book is ingeniously plotted and full of suspense."
The Beach House (2021)
Beverley Jones
"A tense, page-turning thriller where the past reaches across continents to haunt the present. A wonderful sense of place and a lead character, Grace, that immediately draws you into her world. This is a fast paced story that shocks and thrills."
The Local (2022)
Joey Hartstone
"A compelling and fast-moving novel dealing with the conflict between friendship, family loyalty and duty to the law. Hartstone kept me guessing right till the end."
Double or Nothing (2022)
(Double 0, book 1)
Kim Sherwood
"A cleverly plotted and absorbing novel with a fantastic cast of fully rounded characters in this breathtaking new novel. I loved it."

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