All I Said Was True (Paperback)
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All I Said Was True (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 27/04/2023
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Waterstones Says

From the author of You Don’t Know Me comes another ticking, against-the-clock thriller about obsession, betrayal and memory, as a murder suspect must convince the police of the existence of another suspect – a man she only ever knew by his first name.

Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2023

I didn't kill her. Trust me.

When Amy Blahn died on a London rooftop, Layla Mahoney was there. Layla was holding her.

But all she can say when she's arrested is that 'It was Michael. Find Michael and you'll find out everything you need to know.' The problem is, the police can't find him - they aren't even sure he exists. Layla knows she only has forty-eight hours to convince the police that bringing in the man she knows only as 'Michael' will clear her name and reveal a dangerous game affecting not just Amy and Layla, but her husband Russell and countless others.

But as the detectives begin to uncover the whole truth about what happened to Amy, Layla will soon have to decide: how much of that truth can she really risk being exposed?

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526647504
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A haunting exploration of memory and obsession, of guilt and betrayal – set against the backdrop of a thoroughly compulsive ticking-clock thriller - T. M. Logan, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE HOLIDAY and THE CURFEW

Imran is probably the most exciting crime fiction author in the UK right now and All I Said Was True is further proof of that. The dual narrative is exhilarating, the plot complex and layered, the writing is perfect and the narrator's voice is somehow both unreliable and trustworthy. Superb stuff - M. W. Craven

A twisting path to the moment of murder via a police interview where the truth meets its match. A relentless, absorbing thriller of the darkest paranoid noir - Janice Hallett, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE APPEAL and The TWYFORD CODE

I loved every single page! - Gillian McAllister, author of Sunday Times bestseller, WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME

Original and ingenious. There’s an authenticity to Imran Mahmood’s books that is so rare and rewarding. All I Said Was True is the very definition of a compulsive page-turner - Chris Whitaker, winner of the CWA Gold Dagger and the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year award

A tantalising thriller that bleeds with authenticity. Taut, twisty and fiendishly clever, it will surely confound you until the gripping finale. - Kia Abdullah

Mahmood just keeps getting better and better - Simon Lelic

Offering powerful insight into Layla's tortured mind, while also revealing parts of the mystery like a set of Russian dolls, each one concealing another, it underlines barrister Mahmood's considerable talents as a crime writer - Daily Mail

Wonderfully twisty and kept me guessing all the way to a really satisfying denouement - Ajay Chowdhury

Imran Mahmood’s ALL I SAID WAS TRUE is beautifully complex and arresting. I was swept away in Layla’s story, though not quite knowing who I should be trusting and when which - for me - is absolutely key in great storytelling. The way that Imran continues to challenge society, and all our many preconceptions within his books is so powerful - L. V. Matthews

This novel haunted me with its lyrical lies - Jane Corry

A suspenseful and intriguing thriller, layered with authenticity and told with real poise - Victoria Selman

Mahmood perfectly executes the killer combination of beautiful prose and a bloody great story. I will read anything he writes - Ayisha Malik

Exquisite writing, a voice that pulls you in, and a story where you simply have to know what happened. All I Said Was True by Imran Mahmood is addictive - Vicki Bradley

Flawless prose from a skilful mind. Imran Mahmood really knows this world, and he stands head and shoulders above the competition - Emma Bamford

A beautifully written, gripping page-turner that you won’t want to put down - Adam Hamdy

This beautifully constructed, clever plot and it really delivers on suspense. I was guessing and second guessing myself all the way along. This was such a propulsive book for me I read it in one sitting, eschewing everything else so that I could find out what was going on. For me, that’s the mark of a real page-turner and this one has it all. It is unpredictable, intriguing, suspenseful and highly enjoyable - Live and Deadly

Anglo-Asian barrister-cum-novelist Imran Mahmood expertly balances a complex narrative in All I Said Was True ... as his beleaguered protagonist Layla tries to convince the police that a murder she is accused of was committed by a man who does not seem to exist. - Financial Times

With an unreliable narrator – is Layla going mad or is her story, no matter how implausible, true? – and plenty of twists and turns, this novel had me hooked, its brisk pace and revelations making it difficult to put down - Good Reading Magazine

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“The king of unreliable narrators”

I'm just going to call it. Imran Mahmood is the king of the unreliable narrator. Whether it is down to his career experience - and I have no idea which side of the law he practices - but be it corporate or... More

Hardback edition
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“Intriguing and compelling reading”

All I Said Was True is a fascinating and unique premise, which puts a new spin on the lawyer, criminal, and police, interview situation.
The author obviously knows his material because of the profession he is in. So... More

Hardback edition
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“This one didn’t grab me”

3⭐️

I’m a big fan of this authors books, so I was very excited to read this one. So my rating pains me

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