East of Hounslow

Khurrum Rahman

Thriller · Great for: Fans of Four Lions, pacy thrillers and books about current issues

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Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award 2019, shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Debut Dagger Award 2018 and the CrimeFest Last Laugh Award 2018

A TELEGRAPH Book of the Year.

Meet Jay. Small-time dealer. Accidental jihadist. The one man who can save us all? Javid – call him Jay – is a dope dealer living in West London.

He goes to mosque on Friday, and he’s just bought his pride and joy – a BMW.

He lives with his mum, and life seems sweet. But his world is about to turn upside-down. Because MI5 have been watching him, and they think he’s just the man they need for a delicate mission. One thing’s for sure: now he’s a long way East of Hounslow, Jay’s life will never be the same again. With the edgy humour of Four Lions and the pulse-racing tension of Nomad, East of Hounslow is the first in a series of thrillers starring Jay Qasim.

What we think of this book & ideas for gifting

Hilarious, tense and moving, this book will have your heart racing as you follow Jay, who accidentally becomes a spy for MI5, and a jihadist.

*This book contains descriptions of terrorist attacks and strong language from the start*