Brothers in Blood
THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2018
GUARDIAN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2018
BOOKS IN THE MEDIA BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2018
FEATURED ON CRIME TIME BEST OF THE YEAR 2018
WINNER OF THE CWA DEBUT DAGGER
‘[A] brilliant debut’ Sunday Times Crime Club
‘A fresh and exciting new voice to the genre’ Ann Cleeves
‘Gritty, compelling and authentic’ Daily Express
‘Fascinating’ CJ Carver
‘Enjoyable. Fast-paced. Recommended.’ Observer
‘Raw! Authentic! The crime thriller that I’ve been waiting for’ Khurram Rahman
‘Terrific’ The Times
‘One of the best books I’ve read this year’ The Crime Novel Reader
‘Impressive, Brutal, Convincing’ Mail on Sunday
‘You won’t be putting this book down’ Hardeep Singh Kohli
‘A satisfying slice of action-led crime . . . readers (will be) hooked from the off’ Skinny
THEY’RE NOT BOUND BY FAMILY. BUT A FAMILY COULD TEAR THEM APART.
Southall, West London. After being released from prison, Zaq Khan is lucky to land a dead-end job at a builders’ yard. All he wants to do is keep his head down and put the past behind him.
But when Zaq is forced to search for his boss’s runaway daughter, he quickly finds himself caught up in a deadly web of deception, murder and revenge.
With time running out and pressure mounting, can he find the missing girl before it’s too late? And if he does, can he keep her – and himself – alive long enough to deal with the people who want them both dead?
Anwer fills a gap that has been yawning for far too long and what sets him apart is his extraordinary storytelling and sheer authenticity. It was fascinating, occasionally funny, but also terrifying. A damn good read that I found impossible to put down. * CJ Carver * "What a class book Brothers in Blood is! Fast paced, daring and totally gripping * Dreda Say Mitchell * This is such a thrillingly authentic slice of London life. No one's written these characters before - and done it so well. * William Shaw * The finest story telling finds the epic in the intimate and the intimate in the epic. Brothers in Blood introduces new voices and new communities into the world of crime fiction. Those readers who don't own a coffee table or a bedside cabinet need not worry; you won't be putting this book down * Hardeep Singh Kohli, broadcaster, columnist and writer * Raw! Authentic! The crime thriller that I've been waiting for * Khurrum Rahman, author of East of Hounslow * What a wild ride! Have never read anything so action-packed and tense! A fantastic read * Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of The Unquiet Dead * A fine debut novel. With his engaging characters and skilful plotting, Anwar brings a fresh and exciting new voice to the genre * Ann Cleeves * An engaging hero, a cunning plot, and a fascinating journey into Southall's underworld. We'll be hearing a lot more from Amer Anwar * Mick Herron * A smartly plotted, pacy debut * i newapaper * 'It's no accident that Amer Anwar has so vividly and passionately described the goings-on, happy and desperate, in Southall, west London. He has lived there all his life, within its large Asian population. Zaq Khan, the endearing Sikh hero of Brothers in Blood, is utterly convincing too. He has had a rough time, with a spell in prison. He gets a job after his release; his boss orders him to find his runaway daughter. He cannot refuse, even though his efforts bring him into dangerous conflict with the local baddies. Terrific dialogue and much humour.' * The Times Crime Books of the Year * Fast paced, daring and totally gripping. Very real characters, tough but vulnerable at the same time.' * Dreda Say Mitchell * An authentic slice of Brit Asian noir... Gripping * Vaseem Khan * A damn good read that I found impossible to put down. When can I read the next one? * CJ Carver * The finest story telling finds the epic in the intimate and the intimate in the epic. Brothers in Blood introduces new voices and new communities into the world of crime fiction...you won't be putting this book down * Hardeep Singh Kohli * Gritty, startlingly original and great fun * Robert Bryndza * A sometimes violent, always excellent West London Asian crimer * Daily Sport * Enjoyable. Fast-paced. Recommended * Observer * Have never read anything so action-packed and tense! A fantastic read! * Ausma Zehanat Khan * Gritty, compelling and authentic, with an engaging hero and a hugely enjoyable plot * Daily Express * A fresh and exciting new voice to the genre * Ann Cleeves * Tense and pacey . . . fast and furious' * Guardian * [A] brilliant debut * Sunday Times Crime Club *
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