You Don't Know Me


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Publisher's Synopsis

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

Book information

ISBN: 9781405952644
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 391
Weight: 280g
Height: 129mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 30mm