All the Hidden Truths
one shocking crime: three women need answers
by Claire Askew
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Pub Date 9 Aug 2018 | Archive Date 9 Oct 2018
'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
Average rating from 291 members
I -LOVED- THIS BOOK!!!!! First of all, the story and setting: completely relevant to what's (sadly) going on all over the world. Crimes on campuses and what not. But then to get individual points of view on the same story and aftermath-great! I connected with each character and cared about the outcome. I loved it. 5 Stars!
This is an absolute incredible book! Had me hooked from the beginning. Following something that happens from the viewpoint of three women, it was really intriguing to see how the story unfolded, the information we gain from these different characters, and also the way that it makes us question what we would do in the same situation. A fascinating look at empathy, grief, human nature.
I loved this book!
Ofcourse, I love any good book with a serial killer, but this one held me in its grasp until the final page! Very interesting read and can highly recommend it
The author, poet Claire Askew was the subject of four way bid for this book, part of a two book deal with Hodder, and it is easy to see why as this is one of the best crime debuts I have read in a good while.
Askew tells the story from the three main characters and she delves into each character's emotions and how they are reacting to events unfolding around them. It is a classic page turner which although you know the outcome and there is no culprit to find, the book raises lots of questions about the shooting and how it affects the victims' families and that of the shooter in the aftermath. The other key character a member of the press who will try anything to get a story and he is a certainly a character you will love to hate!
Highly recommended read, not just for fans of crime writing but anyone who enjoys a good read that makes you think after reading it.
(Review will go online in early July)