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

  • A searing, heart-breaking, genre-bending crime novel that triumphantly reconfigures the traditional whodunnit into something remarkable

  • 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
  • You've never read anything quite like this

    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

    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