Take It Back

By Kia Abdullah

Published: March 2020

ISBN: 9780008314712

  • ‘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

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    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.


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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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