You Don’t Know Me

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An unnamed defendant stands accused of murder. Just before the Closing Speeches, the young man sacks his lawyer, and decides to give his own defence speech. He tells us that his barrister told him to leave some things out. Sometimes, the truth can be too difficult to explain, or believe. But he thinks that if he’s going to go down for life, he might as well go down telling the truth. There are eight pieces of evidence against him. As he talks us through them one by one, 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. His defence raises many questions – but at the end of the speeches, only one matters – did he do it?

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

‘A daring concept executed to perfection’ LEE CHILD
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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?
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***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

Additional information

Weight 0.277 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

400

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K