We are delighted to announce that novelist, Claire Askew, will be joining us on Thurs 30th August to talk about her new thriller, All the Hidden Truths. Brought up in the Scottish Borders, Claire’s first novel won the Lucy Cavandish Prize for Fiction and, among several other accolades, she also received a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award.
If you are after a gripping summer read, look no further, this is a stunningly moving novel from an exciting new voice in crime fiction. All the Hidden Truths will cause you to question your assumptions about the people you love, and reconsider how the world reacts to tragedy.
This is a fact: Ryan Summers walked into Three Bridges College and killed twelve 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, mother of Abigail, the first victim; and by DI Helen Birch, put in charge of the case on the first day in her new job. But as the tabloids and the media swarm, as the families’ secrets come out, and as the world searches for someone to blame…the truth seems to vanish.