Truth Be Told by Kia Abdullah – Book Review



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 is a courtroom drama, it’s also much, much more.

It tells the tale of Kamran, a victim of male rape.

Kamran was an outstanding student in an exclusive boarding school, but after the assault his life begins to change drastically. He goes for specialist counselling with Zara and soon the court case begins.

I found this to be incredibly moving, it deals with the issues of faith, of consent, male rape and mental health, all in a compassionate and realistic way. An outstanding read.

Thank you to Sian at HQ Stories for the opportunity to be part of this blog tour, for the promotional material and an eARC of Truth Be Told. This is my honest and unbiased review.


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