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Tall Oaks

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
***FROM THE AUTHOR OF WE BEGIN AT THE END, 2020's MOST CAPTIVATING AND UNFORGETTABLE READ, DESCRIBED BY RUTH JONES AS 'SURELY DESTINED TO CONQUER THE WORLD'***

'Noir has an anarchic new voice' SARAH HILARY

'A brilliant, beautiful, sad, funny book . . . also made me cry more than any other book I've read this year' EMMA FLINT

ISN'T IT ABOUT TIME THAT YOU MADE A DATE TO VISIT TALL OAKS?

Tall Oaks is an idyllic small town, until the disappearance of a young child throws the tight-knit community into crisis.

Jess Monroe, the boy's distraught mother, is simultaneously leading the search and battling her own grief and self-destructive behaviour. Her neighbours watch on, their sympathy masking a string of dark secrets.

This is a small town where nothing is as it seems, and everyone has something to hide. And as the investigation draws towards a climax, prepare for a devastating final twist . . .

Dark, full of suspense and packed with twists, this brilliant new thriller is like nothing you've read before.

SEE WHAT THE WORLD IS ALREADY SAYING ABOUT THIS BRILLIANT DEBUT NOVEL

'An absolute delight . . . Highly original' LAURA WILSON, GUARDIAN

'Completely blew me away'LISA HALL

'One of the best books I've read this year' JO SPAIN

'Chris Whitaker builds an entire town in the reader's head and masterfully inhabits it with comic, poignant, gripping life. Tall Oaks becomes a part of you' DAVID WHITEHOUSE

'It's rare that a novel can be both brilliantly comic and tragic, and balance the two so effortlessly' SUN

'A gripping debut' MAIL ON SUNDAY

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A brilliant, beautiful, sad, funny book . . . It made me laugh, but it also made me cry more than any other book I've read this year." - Emma Flint

"Noir has an anarchic new voice." - Sarah Hilary


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Used availability for Chris Whitaker's Tall Oaks

Paperback Editions

March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tall Oaks
Author(s): Chris Whitaker
ISBN: 0-486-82845-X / 978-0-486-82845-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dover Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tall Oaks: Winner of the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award
Author(s): Chris Whitaker
ISBN: 1-78577-030-6 / 978-1-78577-030-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Twenty7
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Tall Oaks
Author(s): Chris Whitaker
ISBN: 1-4893-7921-5 / 978-1-4893-7921-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Bonnier audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Tall Oaks
Author(s): Chris Whitaker
ISBN: 1-4893-7922-3 / 978-1-4893-7922-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Bonnier audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tall Oaks
Author(s): Chris Whitaker
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
Availability: Amazon   


January 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Tall Oaks
Author(s): Chris Whitaker
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Tall Oaks
Author(s): Chris Whitaker
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Tall Oaks
Author(s): Chris Whitaker
Publisher: Dover Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tall Oaks: Winner of the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award
Author(s): Chris Whitaker
Publisher: twenty7
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU