Truth Be Told by Kia Abdullah

Today I’m delighted to be hosting the blog tour for Truth Be Told by Kia Abdullah.



Kamran Hadid feels invincible. He attends Hampton school, an elite all-boys boarding school in London, he comes from a wealthy family, and he has a place at Oxford next year. The world is at his feet. And then a night of revelry leads to a drunken encounter and he must ask himself a horrific question.

With the help of assault counsellor, Zara Kaleel, Kamran reports the incident in the hopes that will be the end of it. But it’s only the beginning…

Powerful, explosive and important, Truth Be Told is a contemporary courtroom drama that vividly captures today’s society. You will not stop thinking about it for a long time to come.

Truth Be Told by Kia Abdullah is published TODAY (03.09.2020) and is available in hardback, audiobook and ebook.

My Thoughts

Last August I reviewed Kia’ debut novel, Take It Back, of which I said, ‘This is a fantastically written taut drama that had me gripped right until the very end. Brilliantly plotted and structured throughout this is an absolute corker of a novel.‘ and I have to say she had me totally gripped yet again with this latest offering. Truth Be Told, in my opinion, is even more engaging and thought-provoking.

Kia is a superb thriller writer. She gets right to the heart of matters and keeps it human, keeps it real. And what’s more she looks at the darker side of society, the darker side of communities and what it can take to speak up and stand up for both justice and truth. She reaches deep inside and pulls out the darker side of human nature whilst also highlighting the ways that things can change. As well as that she tells a fantastic story that has you questioning what’s happening, right and wrong and that fine line that is too easy to cross.

Although there are some reference to the events of Take It Back, you really don’t have to have read it first to thoroughly enjoy this one. Although I have a feeling you may just want to grab yourself a copy after reading this. Kia is an exciting author, giving a voice to events that should never be kept in the dark, whilst providing a page-turning reading that you simply won’t be able to put down.

Thoroughly recommended. Thank you so much to the lovely team at HQ Stories for inviting me to take part in this blog tour and for providing a digital copy to read and review. Another cracker and I can’t wait to see what Kia brings us next.

About the author


Kia Abdullah is an author and travel writer. She has contributed to The Guardian , BBC, and Channel 4 News, and most recently The New York Times commenting on a variety of issues affecting the Muslim community. Kia currently travels the world as one half of the travel blog Atlas & Boots, which receives over 200,000 views per month.

Visit Kia’s website at

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