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'Gripping and utterly immersive. Mahmood is a master storyteller' WILL DEAN
'Spectacular - an absolute treat' A. A. DHAND
'A white-knuckle ride' CHRIS BROOKMYRE
'Smart, atmospheric, poignant, and will keep you hooked' SAIMA MIR
I saw it. He smothered her, pressing his hands on her face. The police don't believe me, they say it's impossible – but I know what I saw.
This is Xander Shute: once a wealthy banker, now living on the streets.
As he shelters for the night in an empty Mayfair flat, he hears its occupants returning home, and scrambles to hide as the couple argue. Trapped in his hiding place, 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?
'With pace and fineness, I Know What I Saw brings together an impossible crime, a witness no one wants to believe and an unflinching study of life on the streets. Intelligent, imaginative and meticulously plotted, this is an author at the top of his game - simply sensational.' - M. W. Craven
It’s a truly Hitchcockian thriller ride, a white-knuckle ride through the tortuous labyrinth of human memory. - Chris Brookmyre
'Spectacular - an absolute treat'. - A. A. Dhand
'Mahmood has a rare gift for combining hypnotic prose with a page-turning pace. A gripping and beautiful read.' - Ayisha Malik
'I didn't think Mahmood could top You Don't Know Me but he most certainly has. A searing take-down of privilege, our unequal society and indeed of traditional crime whodunnits. Mahmood writes sympathetically and intelligently about people who live on the fringes of society' - Gillian McAllister
'A tense literary thriller about the lies we persist in telling ourselves and our inability to escape our damaged pasts - packed with moments of pathos and unexpected humour. I believed completely in Xander Shute' - Sarah Vaughan