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Zara Kaleel, one of London’s brightest young legal minds, shattered the expectations placed on her by her family and forged a glittering career at the Bar. All before hanging up her barrister’s wig to help the victims who needed her most. Victims like Jodie Wolfe.
Jodie’s own best friend doesn’t even believe her claims that their classmates carried out such a crime. But Zara does. And Zara is determined to fight for her.
Jodie and Zara become the centre of the most explosive criminal trial of the year, in which ugly divisions within British society are exposed. As everything around Zara begins to unravel she becomes even more determined to get Jodie the justice she’s looking for. But at what price?
TRIGGER WARNING – subjects of rape and sexual assault.
This book is quite heartbreaking to read especially at the beginning. I couldn’t put it down. I do highly recommend Take it Back to all crime fans. Kia Abdullah is a fantastic writer, the idea for this novel is absolutely brilliant
Take it Back is a fictional court room drama story, about Jodie and Nina who are best of friends. Nina is busy dancing with some guy. Amir Rabbani wants Jodie to go to a secret place with him. On the night of Thursday 27th June, Jodie makes a statement to police that four Muslim boys, Amir Rabbani, Hassan Tanweer, Mohammed Ahmed, and Farid Khan had raped her. She didn’t tell her friend Nina what had happened because for one particular reason Jodie didn’t think Nina would believe her.
The court case is going to prove that Jodie Wolfe was raped. But during this court case, someone is lying, but who and more importantly why? A lot more happens in this book but because its a mystery and loads of twists and turns, I believe it will be a lot more enjoyable and a shock to read without any spoilers.
I rated this book 4/5 stars.