Take It Back (Paperback)Kia Abdullah (author)
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.
'A superb legal thriller...crackles with tension' Guardian
'A topical and gritty story' Observer
'A thought-provoking and sparklingly intelligent novel, with the welcome bonus of an unguessable ending' Daily Telegraph
'Razor-sharp...Much more than a courtroom thriller' Christina Dalcher, Sunday Times bestselling author of VOX
* * * * *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?
* * * * *Readers are giving Take It Back five stars:
'The perfect book club read . . . will make for lively, thought-provoking discussions'
'A skilfully written book that offers a big punch'
'You will feel like you are enveloped in this case and the unseen juror'
'Brilliant, powerful, moving and intelligent'
'Just when you think you've guessed correctly another twist appears'
'A genuine five-star read'
'A brilliantly compelling, tense and thought-provoking read'
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
Praise for Take It Back
'A superb legal thriller that fairly crackles with tension'
'A topical and gritty story' Observer
'A thought-provoking and sparklingly intelligent novel, with the welcome bonus of an unguessable ending'
'A fresh and compelling read'
'An unflinching, riveting novel'
'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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“Heartbreaking and thought-provoking...”
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.
This is a high... More
I really enjoyed this book. I was totally invested in the main characters and the writing was clever throughout.
Would love to buy this author again and will recommend to f&f.
A good read.
“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!
Tense throughout as you try and decide who is telling the truth.
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