Take It Back (Hardback)Kia Abdullah (author)
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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
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 35 mm
'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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