IMRAN MAHMOOD chats to Paul Burke about his new novel I KNOW WHAT I SAW, being a barrister and the state of British justice, his first novel YOU DON'T KNOW ME on TV and memory.
IMRAN MAHMOOD is a practicing barrister with almost 30 years' experience fighting cases in court. He hails from Liverpool but now lives in London with his wife and daughters. His debut novel You Don't Know Me was chosen by Simon Mayo as a BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice for 2017 and longlisted for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year and for the CWA Gold Dagger, and has been adapted for TV.
I KNOW WHAT I SAW: Xander Shute - once a wealthy banker, now living on the streets - shelters for the night in an empty Mayfair flat. When he hears the occupants returning home, he scrambles to hide. Trapped in his hiding place, he hears the couple argue, and he soon finds himself witnessing a vicious murder.
But who was the dead woman, who the police later tell him can't have been there? And why is the man Xander saw her with evading justice?
As Xander searches for answers, his memory of the crime comes under scrutiny, forcing him to confront his long-buried past and the stories he's told about himself.
How much he is willing to risk to understand the brutal truth?
Produced by Junkyard Dog
Music courtesy of Southgate and Leigh - Don't Wait