Take It Back
Kia Abdullah, Read by Tania Rodrigues, Sophie Bentinck and Sartaj Garewal

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Narrated By: Tania Rodrigues, Sophie Bentinck, Sartaj Garewal

Duration: 11 hours and 19 minutes

What to expect

‘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

‘A fresh and compelling read’ Sunday Post

‘An unflinching, riveting novel’ S Magazine

‘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’

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction, Crime & mystery fiction

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Praise for Take It Back

‘A superb legal thriller that fairly crackles with tension
Guardian

A topical and gritty storyObserver

'A thought-provoking and sparklingly intelligent novel, with the welcome bonus of an unguessable ending’
Daily Telegraph

A fresh and compelling read
Sunday Post

An unflinching, riveting novel
S Magazine

‘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