Truth Be Told (Paperback)
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Truth Be Told (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 04/03/2021
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'Bold and brave, shocking and heartfelt, Kia Abdullah handles this story with such skill and empathy, yet builds the tension toward the kind of jaw dropping turn that had me gasping aloud. A very special book from a very special author' Chris Whitaker, bestselling author of Waterstones Thriller of the Month We Begin at the End

'Vividly examines some of the issues that shape (and deform) society . . . A gritty, extremely hard-hitting drama' Adele Parks, Platinum magazine

'A masterpiece [and] a triumph . . . When you get to the final chapters, buckle up . . . She writes with such intelligence, research and compassion' Daily Record

'The court scenes are pacy and atmospheric, and there is more than one unexpected twist' i

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ARE YOU READY TO START THIS CONVERSATION?

Kamran Hadid feels invincible. He attends Hampton school, an elite all-boys boarding school in London, he comes from a wealthy family, and he has a place at Oxford next year. The world is at his feet. And then a night of revelry leads to a drunken encounter and he must ask himself a horrific question.

With the help of assault counsellor, Zara Kaleel, Kamran reports the incident in the hopes that will be the end of it. But it's only the beginning...

Powerful, explosive and important, Truth Be Told is a contemporary courtroom drama that vividly captures today's society. You will not stop thinking about it for a long time to come.

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More praise for Truth Be Told:

'Brave, compelling and absolutely riveting' A A Dhand, bestselling author of Streets of Darkness

'Gripping, sensitive, nuanced and heart-breaking, it will stay with you long after you read it' Roz Watkins, author of Cut to the Bone

'Tense, harrowing and brilliantly written. A powerful story' Khurrum Rahman, author of East of Hounslow

'An excellent and intelligent novel' The Literary Review

'A deeply profound and thought-provoking read' Heat

'Pacey and atmospheric, and there is more than one twist you won't see coming' East Anglian Daily Times

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008314767
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


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PRAISE FOR TRUTH BE TOLD:

'Bold and brave, shocking and heartfelt, Kia Abdullah handles this story with such skill and empathy, yet builds the tension toward the kind of jaw dropping turn that had me gasping aloud. A very special book from a very special author' Chris Whitaker, bestselling author of We Begin at the End

'Vividly examines some of the issues that shape (and deform) society . . . A gritty, extremely hard-hitting drama' Adele Parks, Platinum magazine

'Brave, compelling and absolutely riveting' A A Dhand, bestselling author of Streets of Darkness

'Tense, harrowing and brilliantly written. A powerful story' Khurrum Rahman, author of East of Hounslow

'Gripping, sensitive, nuanced and heart-breaking, it will stay with you long after you read it' Roz Watkins, author of Cut to the Bone

'A masterpiece [and] a triumph . . . When you get to the final chapters, buckle up . . . She writes with such intelligence, research and compassion' Daily Record

'The court scenes are pacy and atmospheric, and there is more than one unexpected twist' i

'A deeply profound and thought-provoking read' Heat

'An excellent and intelligent novel' The Literary Review

'Pacey and atmospheric, and there is more than one twist you won't see coming' East Anglian Daily Times

PRAISE FOR KIA ABDULLAH:

'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'
Christina Dalcher, Sunday Times bestselling author of VOX

'Kia's novel is an excellent addition to the court-based criminal dramas we've come to love'
Nazir Afzal OBE, Former Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS

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“First Class! Couldn't put it down!”

I haven’t read Kia Abdullah’s debut “Take It Back” but I will certainly be on the look-out for it after reading her first-class second novel. I feel like I have been on a real journey with the author with what is... More

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Emma Shaw

“A hard-hitting, intense and addictive read”

I'm still reeling from this phenomenal thriller. It's one I devoured, foregoing sleep to read it in one sitting as I found it impossible to put down.

Zara Kaleel is back and finds herself embroiled in... More

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“Truth be Told”

I am not sure what to say about this book other than it was so good. I cannot imagine being brought up in an atmosphere of such precision and duty to the point that you cannot be yourself. It opened my eyes to a lot... More

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