‘An enthralling, heartbreaking and thrilling courtroom drama that had me shouting out loud and gripped until the last page’Nadine Matheson, author of The Jigsaw Man ‘Brilliantly tense, this is another clever page turner from Kia Abdullah. A nightmare scenario evolves into an engrossing human drama that I couldn’t put down. Just superb’ Louise Hare, author of This Lovely City ‘A stunning courtroom drama, taut, tantalising, deftly paced, with a denouement that will leave you reeling’ Saga magazine * * * * ON AN ORDINARY WORKING DAY…

Leila Syed receives a call that cleaves her life in two. Her brother-in-law’s voice is filled with panic. His son’s nursery has called to ask where little Max is.

YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE… Leila was supposed to drop Max off that morning. But she forgot.

Racing to the carpark, she grasps the horror of what she has done. IS ABOUT TO COME TRUE… What follows is an explosive, high-profile trial that will tear the family apart.

But as the case progresses it becomes clear there’s more to this incident than meets the eye… A gripping, brave and tense courtroom drama, Next of Kin will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final, heart-stopping page. * * * * Praise for Kia Abdullah ‘A superb legal thriller that fairly crackles with tension’ Guardian on Take It Back ‘Thought-provoking and sparklingly intelligent’ Daily Telegraph on Take It Back ‘A gritty, extremely hard-hitting drama’ Adele Parks, on Truth Be Told ‘Bold and brave, shocking and heartfelt’ Chris Whitaker, bestselling author of We Being at the End on Truth Be Told

Next of Kin

£14.99