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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 12/07/2018
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Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Debut Dagger Award 2018.

Shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2019 

Meet Jay.
Small-time dealer.
Accidental jihadist.
The one man who can save us all?

Javid - call him Jay - is a dope dealer living in West London. He goes to mosque on Friday, and he's just bought his pride and joy - a BMW. He lives with his mum, and life seems sweet.

But his world is about to turn upside-down. Because MI5 have been watching him, and they think he's just the man they need for a delicate mission.

One thing's for sure: now he's a long way East of Hounslow, Jay's life will never be the same again.

With the edgy humour of Four Lions and the pulse-racing tension of Nomad, East of Hounslow is the first in a series of thrillers starring Jay Qasim.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008262099
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Excellent book. Phenomenal writing.' - B A Paris

'A brilliant thriller. You'd be mad not to buy this.' - Ben Aaronovitch, author of Rivers of London

'Combining humour and tragedy is one of the hardest literary challenges, but Khurrum Rahman succeeds.' - TLS

'Told with striking panache. Announces the arrival of a fine, fresh new thriller writer.' - Daily Mail

'A very funny but tense thriller...Think Four Lions meets Phone Shop.' - Red

'As much a coming-of-age story as a full-on action thriller, East of Hounslow is thought-provoking and entirely gripping.' - The Guardian

'Sweary, funny and, above all, an absolutely cracking thriller that you'll tear through, this is the anti-James Bond that the 21st century needs.' - Emerald Street

'East of Hounslow, in which a young Muslim finds himself forced to become an MI5 plant in a group of jihadists, is as British as Nelson's Colum. A superb and exciting debut novel.' - The Telegraph

'Clipped dialogues, staccato sentences and the hilariously brilliant prose set the pace of this excellent unputdownable crime thriller. The climax will leave you breathless.' - New Indian Express

'Excellent book. Phenomenal writing.' BA Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors

'I loved it. More please.' - Mel McGrath, author of Give Me the Child

'Builds to a heart-constricting climax.' - Times Crime Club

'The best thriller I've read in ages.' - Stephen Leather

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“Brilliant and Brave”

What a superb debut thriller from Khurrum Rahman. This book will have you addicted from the second you start it. Javid's (Jay) life is about to be turned upside down!! Still living at home with his mum, he's... More

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“Thought provoking roller coaster!”

I wasn't really sure what to expect when I started this book, but soon realised I was in the hands of a very competent writer. It is a real roller coaster of a book, crossing genres with ease and evoking a huge... More

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“Great new talent”

I wasn't really sure what to expect when I started this book, but soon realised I was in the hands of a very competent writer. It is a real roller coaster of a book, crossing genres with ease and evoking a huge... More

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