Take It Back (Hardback)
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Take It Back (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 08/08/2019
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Waterstones Says

Placing the reader in the kind of moral quandary that real-life jurors have to face, Take it Back presents two sides of a complex and emotive court case and asks who should be believed. Brimming with contemporary social relevance and boasting a series of heart-stopping twists, Abdullah’s engrossing legal thriller delivers on every page.

IT'S TIME TO TAKE YOUR PLACE ON THE JURY.

The victim: A sixteen-year-old girl with facial deformities, neglected by an alcoholic mother. Who accuses the boys of something unthinkable.

The defendants: Four handsome teenage boys from hardworking immigrant families. All with corroborating stories.

WHOSE SIDE WOULD YOU TAKE?

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008314675
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A superb legal thriller that fairly crackles with tension.' - Guardian

'A thought-provoking and sparklingly intelligent novel, with the welcome bonus of an unguessable ending.' - Daily Telegraph

'With razor-sharp insight into the lives of her characters, Kia Abdullah gives readers much more than a courtroom thriller. A timely reminder that the tentacles of scandal are long - and they touch everyone.' - Christina Dalcher, Sunday Times bestselling author of VOX

'Taut, gritty and compelling. This book deserves to be HUGE.' - Louise Jensen, million-copy bestselling author of The Sister

'Intense, shocking and so real you can literally feel its heartbeat . . . the best book I've read this year.' - Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me and The Party

'Kia's novel is an excellent addition to the court-based criminal dramas we've come to love. It's made even more shocking by its basing itself in one of the most challenging environments; rape and diversity. It's a great read and draws you in with fast pacing and real characters.' - Nazir Afzal OBE, Former Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS

'I was blown away by Take It Back. From the explosive premise to the shockingly perfect ending, I loved every word.' - Roz Watkins, author of The Devil's Dice

'Brave and shocking, a real welcome addition to the crime thriller genre. Kia's is a fresh voice and a thrilling novel.' - Alex Khan, author of Bollywood Wives

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A facially deformed 16-year-old girl from a troubled background who accuses four Muslim fellow students of raping her. The boys are from hard working immigrant backgrounds and all have plausible alibis.
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“An Absolutely Brilliant Read!!!!”

Thank you to the publishers for this very early copy.
This is my 75th book of 2019 and it is a very definite contender for my BOOK OF THE YEAR!
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“We Need To Be Talking About This Book!”

Now I started reading this & thought I knew what I was getting into.
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