Take It Back (Hardback)Kia Abdullah (author)
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`Razor-sharp...Much more than a courtroom thriller' Christina Dalcher, Sunday Times bestselling author of VOX
`Taut, gritty and compelling. This book deserves to be HUGE' Louise Jensen
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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?
Zara Kaleel, one of London's brightest young legal minds, shattered the expectations placed on her by her family and forged a glittering career at the Bar. All before hanging up her barrister's wig to help the victims who needed her most. Victims like Jodie Wolfe.
Jodie's own best friend doesn't even believe her claims that their classmates carried out such a crime. But Zara does. And Zara is determined to fight for her.
Jodie and Zara become the centre of the most explosive criminal trial of the year, in which ugly divisions within British society are exposed. As everything around Zara begins to unravel she becomes even more determined to get Jodie the justice she's looking for. But at what price?
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 35 mm
`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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