Imran Mahmood

You Don't Know Me
  • You Don't Know Me

  • The gripping courtroom thriller adapted for the screen by the team behind BBC1 blockbuster VIGIL

    'A daring concept executed to perfection' LEE CHILD

    It's easy to judge between right and wrong . . . Isn't it?

    An unnamed defendant stands accused of murder.

    The evidence is overwhelming. But just before the Closing Speeches, the young man sacks his lawyer, and gives his own defence speech. It is about the woman he loves, who got into terrible trouble. It's about how he risked everything to save her.

    His barrister told him not to tell the full story.

    Now, as he talks us through the eight pieces of evidence against him, his life is in our hands. We, the reader - member of the jury - must keep an open mind.

    He swears he's innocent.

    But in the end, all that matters is: Do you believe him?

    ***A Radio 2 Book Club pick 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

Imran Mahmood is a practicing barrister with almost 30 years' experience fighting cases in court. He hails from Liverpool but now lives in London with his wife and daughters. His debut novel You Don't Know Me was chosen by Simon Mayo as a BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice and longlisted for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year and for the CWA Gold Dagger, and has now been adapted into a four part drama series for the BBC. He is also the author of I Know What I Saw. When not in court or writing novels he can sometimes be found on the Red Hot Chilli Writers' podcast as one of the regular contributors. @imranmahmood777

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