Imran Mahmood: All I Said Was True

Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for All I Said Was True. My review is written with thanks to Tracy Fenton for inviting me on the blog tour and to the publisher for my copy of the book.


I didn’t kill her. Trust me…
When Amy Blahn died on a London rooftop, Layla Mahoney was there. Layla was holding her. But all she can say when she’s arrested is that ‘It was Michael. Find Michael and you’ll find out everything you need to know.’

The problem is, the police can’t find him – they aren’t even sure he exists.

Layla knows she only has forty-eight hours to convince the police that bringing in the man she knows only as ‘Michael’ will clear her name and reveal a dangerous game affecting not just Amy and Layla, but her husband Russell and countless others.

But as the detectives begin to uncover the whole truth about what happened to Amy, Layla will soon have to decide: how much of that truth can she really risk being exposed?


I was very excited to have the opportunity to read Imran Mahmood’s latest novel, All I Said Was True. As a practising barrister, he knows the legal process really well and he has used his knowledge to write a fast paced, compelling story that I found very difficult to put down. Mahmood’s plotting is immense. There are secrets and anomalies throughout the story and they make the novel really intriguing. 

The chapters in All I Said Was True alternate between “then” and “now” and the chapters in the past gradually bring the reader up to the present day to explain what happened. The tension this creates is brilliant and it really helped me to gain a better understanding of the gravity of Layla’s situation. 

As what happened is gradually revealed to us, we do not know from the beginning what is actually true. I really wanted to trust Layla but I was never completely sure that I could and this put me on edge until the conclusion was reached. 

All I Said Was True is available from Amazon.

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