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You Don't Know Me

by Imran Mahmood

You Don't Know Me Synopsis

At the end of the day, only one question matters: did he do it? 'A daring concept executed to perfection' LEE CHILD A young man stands accused of murder. The evidence is overwhelming. But at his trial, this man tells an extraordinary story. It is about the woman he loves, who got into terrible trouble. It's about how he risked everything to save her. He swears he's innocent. But in the end, all that matters is this: do you believe him? ***See what bestselling authors and critics are already saying about You Don't Know Me, chosen for the Radio 2 Book Club and the Telegraph's Best Crime Novels of the Year*** 'Searing and heart-breaking, genre-bending . . . triumphantly reconfigures the traditional whodunnit into something remarkable' Ruth Ware 'Bold and original . . . a thrilling new voice in crime fiction' Tim Weaver 'A startlingly confident and deft debut' Tana French 'A dazzling debut - authentic, funny, sad, sympathetic. I was utterly gripped' Gillian McAllister 'Utterly compelling' Daily Mail 'Superb character-driven fiction. Masterful' Guardian Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Longlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year

You Don't Know Me Press Reviews

Timely, tense and original . . . Written with gritty authenticity, this is compelling and important * Heat * 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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405927376
Publication date: 19th April 2018
Author: Imran Mahmood
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Political / legal thriller, Crime & mystery,

About Imran Mahmood

Imran Mahmood is a criminal defence barrister with over 20 years' experience in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal. He specializes in Legal Aid cases involving violent crimes as well as fraud and sexual offences. He was born in Liverpool and now lives in London with his wife and daughter. You Don't Know Me has been chosen as a BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice for 2017.

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