Next of Kin (Hardback)Kia Abdullah (author)
A careless mistake has gut-churningly dramatic repercussions in this artfully structured and scintillatingly suspenseful courtroom thriller from the author of the bestselling Take it Back.
Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2022
On an ordinary working day...
Your worst nightmare...
Is about to come true...
Leila Syed receives a call that cleaves her life in two. Her brother-in-law's voice is filled with panic. His son's nursery has called to ask where little Max is. Leila was supposed to drop Max off that morning. But she forgot. Racing to the carpark, she grasps the horror of what she has done.
What follows is an explosive, high-profile trial that will tear the family apart. But as the case progresses it becomes clear there's more to this incident than meets the eye...
A gripping, brave and tense courtroom drama, Next of Kin will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final, heart-stopping page.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 29 mm
'An enthralling, heartbreaking and thrilling courtroom drama that had me shouting out loud and gripped until the last page' - Nadine Matheson, author of The Jigsaw Man
'Brilliantly tense, this is another clever page turner from Kia Abdullah. A nightmare scenario evolves into an engrossing human drama that I couldn't put down. Just superb' - Louise Hare, author of This Lovely City
'A stunning courtroom drama, taut, tantalising, deftly paced, with a denouement that will leave you reeling' - Saga magazine
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“The first chapter pulled me in”
Prickly chilling eerie and powerful. Emotional and utterly compelling read.
Did I enjoy this? No need to ask me twice, yes I did!
I have been unable to separate myself from this book, the opening section just dropped... More
“Next of Kin”
I am not sure what to say about this book. I enjoyed it even though the context of the story was really sad and very thought provoking. Leila and Yasmin are sisters. Leila brought up Yasmin who is 7 years her... More
“Heart-stopping courtroom drama!”
I’d like to thank H.Q. and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read ‘Next Of Kin’ by Kia Abdullah in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
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