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Cover Your Tracks

Cover Your Tracks

Claire Askew won the Scottish Debut Crime Award with her debut All the Hidden Truths, praised as ‘A meticulous and compelling novel’ by Ian Rankin.

‘What if I told you,’ he said, ‘that I believe my mother’s life to be in danger?’

Robertson Bennet returns to Edinburgh after a 25-year absence in search of his parents and his inheritance. But both have disappeared. A quick, routine police check should be enough – and Detective Inspector Helen Birch has enough on her plate trying to help her brother, Charlie, after an assault in prison. But all her instincts tell her not to let this case go. And so she digs.

George and Phamie Bennet were together for a long time. No one can ever really know the secrets kept between husband and wife. But as Birch slowly begins to unravel the truth, terrible crimes start to rise to the surface.

Beautifully written and ingeniously plotted, Cover Your Tracks confirms Claire Askew as a major new talent in crime fiction.

Praise for Claire Askew’s novels:

‘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
‘Splendid debut… thoughtful and well-written’Guardian
‘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
‘Moving and memorable’The Sunday Times
‘A fine, thought-provoking debut’ – Mail on Sunday
‘Claire Askew takes us away from the obvious plot and asks us tantalising questions… an absorbing psychological trio for Askew’s thought-provoking entry into crime fiction’ – The Times

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 20th August 2020

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9781529327380


Praise for What You Pay For
Sunday Times Crime Club
Askew is a master of dialogue ... Birch is a great character ... There's a pleasing vein of dark humour ... The breakneck pace and adrenaline will leave readers as spent as the sleep-deprived DI Birch
The Scotsman
Intriguing and brilliant
The Skinny
Another top-notch slice of Scottish noir
Mail on Sunday
Askew is a writer to watch
The Sunday Times
Askew asks intricate moral questions, while never ignoring the rigours of crime
Daily Mail
Praise for All The Hidden Truths
Stunning debut... compellingly written
Daily Mail
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
Moving and memorable
The Sunday Times
Splendid debut... thoughtful and well-written
An intricate, pacy, risky and intriguing novel
Jenn Ashworth
Vivid and powerful
Cara Hunter