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Crime Reads Names Take It Back as December Must-Read

We are ecstatic to see that Take It Back by Kia Abdullah was selected by the CrimeReads editors as one of the best upcoming novels in crime, mystery, and thrillers.

A huge congratulations to Kia!

Here is what CrimeReads had to say: Kia Abdullah’s Take It Back is both a nailbiter of a legal thriller and a thoughtful exploration of identity and prejudice. In this harrowing tale of she said/they said/the press said/the public said, a disabled white teenage girl seeks help from a women’s legal aid center in reporting and prosecuting a sexual assault case against four of her classmates, all young Muslim men with promising futures. Take It Back focuses on the perspective of the young woman’s lawyer, a Muslim woman who finds herself bandied about as a symbol by both sides of the case, yet understood by neither, as she tries to find the twisted, messy heart of the truth amidst a sea of angry whispers. When at last it comes, the resolution is as nuanced, difficult, and shocking as the rest of this timely read. –MO

Take It Back will be released on December 8th, 2020.

Click here to pre-order your copy!

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