All the Hidden Truths
the highly-praised crime debut of the year
by Claire Askew
Pub Date 09 Aug 2018
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'Raw, powerful, compassionate and deeply moving, with page-turning tension to the end. A stunning debut.' Karen Robinson, Sunday Times Crime Club
'Splendid debut... thoughtful and well-written.' Guardian
'You'll be gripped by the unexpected truths that emerge. Compelling.' Marie Claire
'As scarily plausible as it is utterly captivating, this is an absorbing and unforgettable debut.' Heat
This is a fact: Ryan Summers walked into Three Rivers College and killed thirteen women, then himself.
But no one can say why.
The question is one that cries out to be answered - by Ryan's mother, Moira; by Ishbel, the mother of Abigail, the first victim; and by DI Helen Birch, put in charge of the case on her first day at her new job. But as the tabloids and the media swarm, as the families' secrets come out, as the world searches for someone to blame... the truth seems to vanish.
A stunningly moving novel from an exciting new voice in crime, ALL THE HIDDEN TRUTHS will cause you to question your assumptions about the people you love, and reconsider how the world reacts to tragedy.
‘I couldn't tear myself away from this book. Claire Askew is a stunning new voice in crime fiction.’ - Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said
'Such a clever, brave book. It's as heart-rending as it is gripping.’ - Sabine Durrant, author of Lie With Me