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All the Hidden Truths: Winner of the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Debut of the Year! Paperback – 14 August 2018

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  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton; 1st edition (14 August 2018)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1473673038
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1473673038
  • Dimensions : 15.4 x 1.6 x 23.1 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 205 ratings

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Stunning debut... compellingly written., Daily Mail

(a) meticulous and compelling novel about the aftermath of a major crime and its effect on the affected families and investigating officers both. -- Ian Rankin

Gripping, heartbreaking and horrifyingly plausible. 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

As scarily plausible as it is utterly captivating, this is an absorbing and unforgettable debut., Heat

Raw, powerful, compassionate and deeply moving, with page-turning tension to the end. A stunning debut. -- Karen Robinson, Sunday Times Crime Club

Moving and memorable., The Sunday Times

Splendid debut... thoughtful and well-written., Guardian

You'll be gripped by the unexpected truths that emerge. Compelling., Marie Claire

An intricate, pacy, risky and intriguing novel. -- Jenn Ashworth

Claire Askew takes us away from the obvious plot and asks us tantalising questions... the three women... form an absorbing psychological trio for Askew's thought-provoking, upsetting entry into crime fiction., The Times

A fantastic read. -- Cara Hunter

This is a such a clever, brave book. Askew looks unflinchingly at the unimaginable, but her writing is wrought with compassion. It's as heart-rending as it is gripping. -- Sabine Durrant, author of Lie With Me

When we think about Edinburgh crime our thoughts turn to Ian Rankin and Val McDermid. Claire Askew could be up there with them., The Bookbag

(a) Fine, thought-provoking debut, Mail on Sunday

A searing, heart-breaking thriller., The Herald, Scotland

Emotionally engrossing, morally challenging, horribly topical -- Tammy Cohen

A well-written investigation of individual and collective responsibility., Guardian

Damn, this is a good book... a debut of such power, and of such verve., SHOTS

ALL THE HIDDEN TRUTHS is a marvel... Absorbing and suspenseful, it's a thought-provoking debut novel, The Skinny

This is a gripping debut crime thriller that draws you in with plenty of accurately-observed characters and a well-drawn setting. It is the page-turner promised and well worth losing yourself in., South Wales Echo

Gripping, Grazia

This is a gripping debut crime thriller that draws you in with plenty of accurately observed characters and a well-drawn setting. It is the page-turner promised and well worth losing yourself in., Daily Record

This novel will no doubt be a summer hit., North London Local Magazine

There's so much to enjoy about this compelling debut. The three different viewpoints really pulled me in to the story, and got me thinking about the nature of victimhood as well as collective social responsibility. This is a timely, relevant, and thought-provoking novel. -- Sarah Franklin, author of Shelter

Really excellent - totally gripping... very realistic. One to look out for -- Sophie Cameron, author of Out Of The Blue

A novel so shockingly current that it seems to fictionalise the world even as it changes around us. -- Shelley Harris, author of Vigilante

A gripping, thought provoking and ultimately uplifting crime debut. I love that this book, which focusses on a crime against women, is itself about women and not the man that committed the crime. A story of how, when something terrible happens, you might start to pick up some of the tiny little pieces of your life and try to find a way through. The story, the characters and the city are all vivid and utterly alive and they left me feeling angry and full of adrenaline and love. -- Lucy Ayrton, author of One More Chance

Ian Rankin and the capital's other crime writers are going to have to look to their laurels. There's a new kid in town., The Scotsman

...it deserves every accolade. This psychological suspense story is one of the best books of the year...Askew is a writer on the rise., The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Claire Askew brought us a new kind of crime story in 2018. ALL THE HIDDEN TRUTHS is a taut and thoughtful look at toxic masculinity, public tragedy and the women left picking up the pieces., The List

UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton touts ALL THE HIDDEN TRUTHS as its lead crime debut of the year, and it's not just hype., Toronto Star

The aftermath of an Edinburgh college shooting is seen through the experiences of three women: a victim's
mother, the shooter's mother and the detective in charge of the case. Raw, powerful, compassionate and
deeply moving, with page-turning tension to the end.

, The Sunday Times

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Gripping, heartbreaking and horrifyingly plausible. I couldn't tear myself away from this book. Claire Askew is a stunning new voice in crime fiction.

This is a such a clever, brave book. Askew looks unflinchingly at the unimaginable, but her writing is wrought with compassion. It's as heart-rending as it is gripping.

(a) meticulous and compelling novel about the aftermath of a major crime and its effect on the affected families and investigating officers both.

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