Magnificent, gripping and fiercely intelligent, Take It Back is simply stunning. I literally took a day off work, put away my laptop and turned everything off just so I could finish it. There was never a point where I guessed the truth, and every chapter that sped by had me flipping my opinion as to what I believed.
This book addresses the kind of social issues we all hear about every day, laying bare ugly divisions in politics, religion, culture, class and race. The premise is horrifyingly plausible: a white teenage girl with facial deformities accuses four Muslim boys from hard-working immigrant families of rape. But all of the boys have corroborating stories. So who is lying?
Take It Back is perfect for those who love crime thrillers or legal thrillers, but also hits that sweet spot addressing highly relevant contemporary issues. It’s an enthralling story that will keep readers not only gripped, but asking themselves uncomfortable questions about society and the role they play in it. I highly recommend!
Thank you to the publisher for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.