You Don't Know Me (Hardback)Imran Mahmood (author)
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It's easy to judge between right and wrong - isn't it? Not until you hear a convincing truth. Now it's up to you to decide... An unnamed defendant stands accused of murder. Just before the Closing Speeches, the young man sacks his lawyer, and decides to give his own defence speech.
He tells us that his barrister told him to leave some things out. Sometimes, the truth can be too difficult to explain, or believe. But he thinks that if he's going to go down for life, he might as well go down telling the truth.
There are eight pieces of evidence against him. As he talks us through them one by one, his life is in our hands. We, the reader - member of the jury - must keep an open mind till we hear the end of his story.
His defence raises many questions... but at the end of the speeches, only one matters: Did he do it?
'An original take on a courtroom drama that puts the reader in the position of the jury. Superb character-driven fiction. Masterful' The Guardian
'Startlingly original, stunning, superbly executed' The Daily Mail
'An exciting first novel, highly original, cleverly plotted and convincingly written' The Literary Review
'A daring concept executed to perfection, a hypnotic and authentic voice, and questions for us to answer as people and readers' Lee Child
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 241 x 158 x 37 mm
A daring concept executed to perfection, a hypnotic and authentic voice, and questions for us to answer as readers and people -- Lee Child
A searing, heart-breaking, genre-bending crime novel that triumphantly reconfigures the traditional whodunnit into something remarkable * RUTH WARE *
You Don't Know Me is a brave debut by a barrister . . . an impressively original courtroom drama * The Times *
A startlingly original courtroom drama . . . perfectly executed, gripping the reader from the first sentence with the defendant's unique voice and not letting go until a surprising twist at the end. Mahmood is most definitely one to watch * * * * * * Daily Express *
You'll never guess the ending * The Sun *
It's the voice that does it: edgy, conflicted, desperately urgent. A startlingly confident and deft debut -- Tana French
You've never read anything quite like this -- Barry Forshaw * Financial Times *
The defendant's narrative is beguiling, philosophical, vulnerable * Sunday Express *
An eye-opening, slick and compulsive thriller with an important message and unique writing -- Adam Deacon, actor, writer, rapper, director, star of * Kidulthood and Adulthood *
A bold and original courtroom drama, You Don't Know Me heralds the arrival of a thrilling new voice in crime fiction * Tim Weaver, Sunday Times bestselling author of the David Raker series *
This is an exciting first novel. To start with, it is highly original; what's more, it is cleverly plotted and convincingly written in a voice obviously not the author's own ... I was left admiring this novel. * Literary Review *
A must read for fans of Making a Murderer, Serial and those who like their crime fiction... edgy and provocative * Book Riot *
A dazzling debut - authentic, funny, sad, sympathetic. I was utterly gripped. Rich in understanding of human nature, acerbic on the rights and wrongs of the justice system * Gillian McAllister, Sunday Times bestselling author of Everything But the Truth *
A startlingly original debut from a criminal defence barrister, this story grabs from the very first sentence... utterly compelling throughout ... it is a stunning idea superbly executed * Daily Mail *
An original take on a courtroom drama that puts the reader in the position of the jury. Superb character-driven fiction. Masterful. * Guardian *
[A] riveting debut ... the defendant's narrative voice is so beguiling - eloquent, cocky, philosophical and vulnerable -- Jake Kerridge * Daily Express *
The best psychological thrillers that should find a place on your reading list this summer * Fabulous Magazine Daily (The Sun) *
A bold and original courtroom drama, You Don't Know Me heralds the arrival of a thrilling new voice in crime fiction -- Tim Weaver * Sunday Times bestselling author of the David Raker series *
A dazzling debut - authentic, funny, sad, sympathetic. I was utterly gripped. Rich in understanding of human nature, acerbic on the rights and wrongs of the justice system -- Gillian McAllister * Sunday Times bestselling author of Everything But the Truth *
Timely, tense and original... Written with gritty authenticity, this is compelling and important * Heat *
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“A brilliant debut - I'd urge everyone to read it”
From the outset this book had me firmly in the palm of its hand. A very different premise to the usual crime book, this book is a monologue. It takes the form of a young man who, having sacked his Q.C. towards the end... More
“A Compelling Book”
You don't know me is a thought provoking book that keeps you guessing .A little different from other books told completely from the defendants perspective .The only thing I found hard to understand was the street... More
“Read it! Open your eyes!”
This is a unique crime thriller book...
It will get under your skin from the first line...you will coax the plot along...you will not be able to put this book down.
You will have your eyes opened at every stage of... More
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