You Don't Know Me (Paperback)Imran Mahmood (author)
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‘Utterly compelling throughout… Mahmood asks the reader to act as the jury and decide for themselves — it is a stunning idea superbly executed.’ – Daily Mail
In London, a young man stands accused of murder. All the evidence points to him; the police see an open and shut case.
But at his trial, this man, who has tried to stay out of trouble all his life, tells an extraordinary story. It is about a young woman who tried to protect her brother and got into terrible trouble. It's about a young man who, in order to save her, entered a dark, violent world he'd avoided for so long.
He now stands in the dock and wants to tell you the truth. He needs you to believe him. Will you?
Criminal barrister Imran Mahmood brings all his own professional experience to bear on a narrative that stings with authenticity. From courtroom dynamics to a subtle and fully-realised central character, You Don’t Know Me is an out-of-the-box contemporary classic.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
'A searing, heart-breaking, genre-bending crime novel that triumphantly reconfigures the traditional whodunnit into something remarkable' - Ruth Ware
'An original take on a courtroom drama that puts the reader in the position of the jury. Superb character-driven fiction. Masterful.' - The Guardian
'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 Don't Know Me is a brave debut by a barrister . . . an impressively original courtroom drama' - The Times
'You've never read anything quite like this' - Barry Forshaw, Financial Times
'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
'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 daring concept executed to perfection, a hypnotic and authentic voice, and questions for us to answer as readers and people' - Lee Child
'It's the voice that does it: edgy, conflicted, desperately urgent. A startlingly confident and deft debut' - Tana French
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