Wild Reading 06/07/20
If You Were Me
Publisher: Chicken House
Forced to flee Afghanistan or face execution by the Taliban, Aliya and her family are still reeling from the shock of being resettled on a run-down London estate when her brother is implicated in what appears to be a terrorist plot.
Convinced of her brother's innocence, Aliya forms an unlikely alliance with local boy Dan and the two end up risking life and limb to uncover a twisted truth that the authorities seem unwilling to accept.
Complex plotting, thoughtful characterisation and terrifying insights into a world of organised crime will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The use of dual narrators adds to the drama as Dan and Aliya fight to stay alive long enough to secure justice.