Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Take It Back by Kia Abdullah

Who can you believe?

Four boys accused of rape and put on trial and stories that don’t match Jodie's the victim.

Jodie has a facial deformity that even her mother can’t face and continually brings it up as the reason they live in poverty. Her mother is cruel.

As you read and follow the trial, you don't know who to believe.

I trusted and believed Jodie, but didn't like her friend Nina.  She seemed shady and not loyal to Jodie.

Not sure if I believed the boys.

I felt bad for Zara, the case worker and attorney, because the public ridiculed her along with her client.

You won't want to stop reading because you want to find out what really happened and who was telling the truth. TAKE IT BACK is a tense, high interest, well-written thriller.

There are some sensitive and cruel situations, but this thriller has a non-stop pulse to it.

TAKE IT BACK is a very powerful, thoughtful book that will stay with you. 5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.



KIA ABDULLAH is an author and travel writer. She has contributed to The Guardian, BBC, Channel 4 News, and The New York Times. Kia currently travels the world as one half of the travel blog Atlas & Boots, which receives over 200,000 views per month.


  1. I’m intrigued, thanks for sharing Elizabeth

    1. It's a tough one to read, but an excellent read.

      Thanks for your comment, shelleyrae.

  2. Great review..
    I posted a review for the same book on my blog.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks, reeca.

      It was excellent.

      Thanks for your comment.

  4. Sounds very intense. The mother sounds horrible too.

    1. Very intense, and the mother was cruel.

      Thanks for your comment, Mystica.