Take It Back

Take It Back

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'A superb legal thriller...crackles with tension' Guardian




'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



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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?
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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'
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 159 x 240 x 35mm | 600g
  • HQ
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008314675
  • 9780008314675
  • 50,192

Review quote

'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. 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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About Kia Abdullah

Kia Abdullah is an author and travel writer. She has contributed to The Guardian, BBC, and Channel 4 News, and most recently The New York Times commenting on a variety of issues affecting the Muslim community. Kia currently travels the world as one half of the travel blog Atlas & Boots, which receives over 200,000 views per month. kiaabdullah.com
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Rating details

628 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 42% (261)
4 42% (261)
3 13% (80)
2 3% (19)
1 1% (7)
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