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All the Hidden Truths

(2018)
(The first book in the DI Helen Birch series)
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A wrenching, gripping, unforgettable debut crime novel for fans of Susie Steiner and Kate Atkinson.

This is a fact: Ryan Summers walked into Three Rivers College and killed 13 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 Hidden Truths will cause you to question your assumptions about the people you love and reconsider how the world reacts to tragedy.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"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

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

"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

"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

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

"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


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Used availability for Claire Askew's All the Hidden Truths

Hardback Editions

August 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: All the Hidden Truths: one shocking crime: three women need answers
Author(s): Claire Askew
ISBN: 1-4736-7302-X / 978-1-4736-7302-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: All the Hidden Truths: one shocking crime: three women need answers: Winner of the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Debut of the Year!
Author(s): Claire Askew
ISBN: 1-4736-7304-6 / 978-1-4736-7304-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: All the Hidden Truths: Winner of the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Debut of the Year! (DI Birch)
Author(s): Claire Askew
ISBN: 1-4736-7303-8 / 978-1-4736-7303-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: All The Hidden Truths
Author(s): Claire Askew
ISBN: 1-4450-7823-6 / 978-1-4450-7823-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: All The Hidden Truths
Author(s): Claire Askew
ISBN: 1-4450-7822-8 / 978-1-4450-7822-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: All the Hidden Truths
Author(s): Claire Askew
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   


August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: All the Hidden Truths
Author(s): Claire Askew
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: All the Hidden Truths
Author(s): Claire Askew
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: All the Hidden Truths
Author(s): Claire Askew
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: All the Hidden Truths: Winner of the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Debut of the Year!
Author(s): Claire Askew
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: All the Hidden Truths: Winner of the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Debut of the Year! (DI Birch)
Author(s): Claire Askew
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU