Cover Your Tracks

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What to expect

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.

(P) 2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Critics Review

  • Engaging

    Literary Review
  • Askew tackles her third Edinburgh procedural with confidence in her original plot structure, warm characterisation and a credible story that resonates

    Sunday Times Crime Club
  • Thoroughly engrossing series

    Sunday Sport
  • It’s as good as Rankin!

    The Peterborough Telegraph
  • Stunning

    The Sunday Times
  • This is the first of Askew’s books I’ve read and I wasn’t disappointed . . . I enjoyed being able to jump along for the ride on the back of Birch’s hunch to dig up the truth

    Daily Record

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