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You Don't Know Me

(2017)
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**NOW A MAJOR BBC SERIES**

Adapted for the screen by the team behind BBC1's blockbuster submarine thriller 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.
Just before the Closing Speeches, the young man sacks his lawyer, and decides to give 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.

He tells us that his barrister told him to leave some things out. Sometimes, the truth can be too difficult to explain, or believe.

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 till we hear the end of his story.
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 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




Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A daring concept executed to perfection, a hypnotic and authentic voice, and questions for us to answer as readers and people." - Lee Child

"It's the voice that does it: edgy, conflicted, desperately urgent. A startlingly confident and deft debut." - Tana French

"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

"A bold and original courtroom drama, You Don't Know Me heralds the arrival of a thrilling new voice in crime fiction." - Tim Weaver


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Title: You Don't Know Me: 'A startlingly confident and deft debut' Tana French
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