A LAWYER who trained in Keighley is on her way towards completing her second novel.

Abda Khan, who worked at a Keighley town centre law firm for two years, is writing "Razia".

It tells the story of a British Asian lawyer, who becomes embroiled in the life of a domestic slave in London, the plight of whom leads her all the way to Pakistan, and into the shady world of modern-day slavery and corruption.

The book examines honour-based and domestic violence and gender inequality though at its heart, it is also a love story.

Mrs Khan, who was born in Bradford, said: "With my new novel, I've decided to crowdfund the book with the publisher, Unbound.

"It's about putting power back into the hands of readers – it's up to them to decide if Razia deserves to be published.

"By pledging, they can pre-order an online copy or a printed book."

Mrs Khan released her debut novel, "Stained" last year, which is a book about rape and the inequalities suffered by South Asian women.

She was one of the speakers at the 2016 Ilkley Literature Festival. Her first novel was published in the USA, and went on to be dubbed the “contemporary Tess of the d’Urbervilles” by Booklist.

Mrs Khan, who now lives in the West Midlands, is a finalist in the Arts & Culture category of the 2017 NatWest Asian Women of Achievement Awards.

People can visit unbound.com/books/razia to support her newest novel.