Halima has her whole life to look forward to. Brought up in a Pakistani village and now settled in London with her family, her horizons are widening all the time. She is starting university in London and she has met a Muslim boy she really likes.
And then she discovers her father's plan - to marry her to the son of a distant relation in Pakistan who once did him a favour. Halima is to be the repayment of a debt, and it's payback time.
Payback goes where many fear to tread and examines issues of family honour, love and women in society.
Payback by Rosemary Hayes is available to buy now.