The Motive: Quick Reads 2021: Unabridged edition

By Khurrum Rahman, Read by Waleed Akhtar

A Jay Qasim short story and prequel to EAST OF HOUNSLOW written for Quick Reads 2021

Business has been slow for Hounslow’s small time dope-dealer, Jay Qasim. A student house party means quick easy cash but it also means breaking his own rules. But desperate times lead him there – and Jay finds himself in the middle of a crime scene.

Idris Zaidi, a Police Constable and Jay’s best friend, is having a quiet night when he gets a call out following a noise complaint at a house party. Fed up with the lack of excitement in his job, he visits the scene and quickly realises that people are in danger after a stabbing.

Someone will stop at nothing to get revenge . . .

Format: Digital Audiobook
Release Date: 27 May 2021
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-844827-1
Detailed Edition: Unabridged edition
Born in Karachi, Pakistan in 1975, Khurrum moved to England when he was one. He is a west London boy and now lives in Berkshire with his wife and two sons.Khurrum is currently working as a Senior IT Officer but his real love is writing. His first two books in the Jay Qasim series, East of Hounslow and Homegrown Hero have been shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year and CWA John Creasey Debut Dagger.

Praise for the Jay Qasim series: -

”'Thrilling and immersive …violence, love, humour and razor-sharp observation keep the pages turning” - Sunday Times Crime Club

”'A timely addition to the new breed of socially committed British thrillers.” - Guardian

‘A brilliant thriller. You’d be mad not to buy this.’Ben Aaronovitch -

”'Sweary, funny and, above all, an absolutely cracking thriller that you’ll tear through, this is the anti-James Bond that the 21st century needs” - Emerald Street

'East of Hounslow, in which a young Muslim finds himself forced to become an MI5 plant in a group of jihadists, is as British as Nelson’s Colum…a superb and exciting debut novel' Telegraph -

”'A very funny, tense thriller…Think Four Lions meets Phone Shop” - Red