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True Crime Story

(2021)
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"Ingenious... truly immersive: complex, disturbing, unexpectedly funny and very smart."—The Guardian

THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER!

What happens to all the girls who go missing?

The thrilling story of a university student's sudden disappearance, the woman who became obsessed with her case, and the crime writer who uncovered the chilling truth about what happened...

In 2011, Zoe Nolan walked out of her dormitory in Manchester and was never seen or heard from again. Her case went cold. Her story was sad, certainly, but hardly sensational, crime writer Joseph Knox thought. He wouldn't have given her any more thought were it not for his friend, Evelyn Mitchell. Another writer struggling to come up with a new idea, Evelyn was wondering just what happens to all the girls who go missing. What happens to the Zoe Nolans of the world?

Evelyn began investigating herself, interviewing Zoe's family and friends, and emailing Joseph with chapters of the book she was writing with her findings. Uneasy with the corkscrew twists and turns, Joseph Knox embedded himself in the case, ultimately discovering a truth more tragic and shocking than he could have possibly imagined...

Just remember: Everything you read is fiction.

Praise for True Crime Story:

"Mr. Knox is a fantastic writer. His ambitious fourth novel satirises and celebrates the true-crime genre with glee. True Crime Story, by turns horrific and hilarious, is scandalously entertaining."
The Times (UK)

"The gifted Joseph Knox continues his upwards trajectory with True Crime Story forging something original and innovative."
Financial Times (UK)

"This is one of the most engaging cold-case novels I have read."
Literary Review (UK)



Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Highly original and mischievous novel - a complete triumph." - John Boyne

"Pure genius - all the things you want to a crime novel to be, also hilarious. I love it." - Jane Casey

"Reads like a cinematic true crime documentary. Brilliant, compelling and original." - Steve Cavanagh

"Absolutely brilliant. I think it's a game-changer." - Martyn Waites


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Hardback Editions

June 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: True Crime Story: The Times Number One Bestseller
Author(s): Joseph Knox
ISBN: 0-85752-770-3 / 978-0-85752-770-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2022 : UK Paperback
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Title: True Crime Story: The Times Number One Bestseller
Author(s): Joseph Knox
ISBN: 1-5291-7669-7 / 978-1-5291-7669-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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December 2021 : Paperback
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Title: True Crime Story
Author(s): Joseph Knox
ISBN: 1-72824-586-9 / 978-1-72824-586-7
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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June 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: True Crime Story: The Times Number One Bestseller
Author(s): Joseph Knox
ISBN: 0-85752-771-1 / 978-0-85752-771-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

December 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: True Crime Story
Author(s): Joseph Knox
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
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December 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: True Crime Story
Author(s): Joseph Knox
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: True Crime Story
Author(s): Joseph Knox
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: True Crime Story
Author(s): Joseph Knox
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: True Crime Story
Author(s): Joseph Knox
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: True Crime Story: A Novel
Author(s): Joseph Knox
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: True Crime Story: The Times Number One Bestseller
Author(s): Joseph Knox
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU