You Don't Know Me

You Don't Know Me

The gripping courtroom thriller as seen on Netflix



A major BBC drama adapted for the screen by the team behind VIGIL, starring BAFTA-nominated Samuel Adewunmi

'A daring concept executed to perfection' LEE CHILD


Only one question matters: did he do it?

'Superb character-driven fiction. Masterful' Guardian

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 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?

'Startlingly original, utterly compelling'
Daily Mail


***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

Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger

Longlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year

A BBC adaptation, now available on Netflix:

'A propulsive thriller'

'A clever courtroom drama'

'A compelling, well-executed piece of telly'
Radio Times


  • 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

About the author

Imran Mahmood

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.
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