*The Sunday Times bestseller*
*DISCOVER YOUR NEXT ESCAPE WITH THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR*
‘A tear-those-pages thriller’ ABIGAIL DEAN
‘Secrets galore’ DAILY MAIL
‘Atmospheric, haunting, and beautifully written’ GILLIAN McALLISTER
‘Queen of the destination thriller’ CLAIRE DOUGLAS
THE PERFECT DAY FOR A HIKE
Leaving behind their everyday lives, four friends hike out into the beautiful Norwegian wild – nothing between them and the mountain peak but forest, sea and sharp blue sky.
THE PERFECT PLACE TO DISAPPEAR
But there’s a darker side to the wilderness. A woman went missing here one year ago, scarring the mountain with suspicion and unanswered questions.
Now, the friends are hiking into the heart of the mystery. And waiting on the trail is someone who’d do anything to keep their secrets buried – and to stop the group walking away alive . . .
Readers love getting swept away with Lucy Clarke’s destination thrillers:
‘Had me on the edge of my seat’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Brilliant . . . kept me guessing the whole way through’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Twists & turns galore, couldn’t put it down. Highly recommend!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Very clever and I was gripped throughout. Will be reading more from Lucy Clarke for sure!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Very evocative and you get really involved with the beautiful setting and characters’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘What a stonkingly fabulous read!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Hike was a Sunday Times bestseller for w/e 7/05/2023
About the author
Sunday Times bestseller Lucy Clarke writes from a beach hut, using the inspiration from the wild south coast of England to craft her stories. Her debut novel, The Sea Sisters, was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick, and she has since published A Single Breath, The Blue/No Escape, Last Seen, You Let Me In, and The Castaways, which was a Waterstones Thriller of the Month. Lucy lives by the sea with her husband and two children.
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Lucy Clarke’s destination thrillers combine propulsive mystery plots with descriptions so evocative, it’s like a holiday for the mind. The Hike is no different. Four lifelong female friends set off on the trip of a lifetime, trekking into the lush forests, around the ice-blue lakes and up the towering mountains of untamed Norway. It’s a life-changing adventure like the women wanted—just not in the way they expected. A woman went missing on this route exactly a year ago, leaving the local community scarred and suspicious, and now a killer is on our quartet’s trail and will do anything to protect their deadly secrets. After all, there are no witnesses in the wilderness. Or indeed phone signal. As storms close in so does their adversary, and the women must face their true selves in a fight for survival. Vividly atmospheric with tension and twists to keep you guessing until the end, this is escapism in the purest sense.
What a great read! I love the way Lucy manages to transport you to the location of her books through her amazingly clever, descriptive storytelling!
Liz, Maggie, Helena and Joni all set off on a hike, aiming for the peak of Blafjell mountain in the Norwegian wilderness. Friends since school, this trip is a little different compared to their usual sunny holidays, but this mountain is somewhere they’d always wanted to go ever since studying about it when they were younger.
Each woman has some kind of drama going on in their life, so I think they are hoping that this hike is exactly what they need. If only Liz had listened to the local lady about turning back, things could’ve ended so differently! If she had though, that wouldn’t make this a very fun book to read now, would it?
Lucy is a hugely talented writer, I enjoy following her on social media and love that she takes her research so seriously. After following her own hiking trip with her husband, I just knew this would be a great book to read!
The Hike is hugely atmospheric, incredibly suspenseful and at times pretty chilling! It played out in my mind like a movie and I could imagine everything perfectly. I warmed quickly to each of the women for different reasons and was rooting for them all the way. Whilst I wouldn’t say this book has any massive jaw-dropping twists, I honestly don’t think it needs any. I enjoyed the story and the journey it took me on, and the ending was gripping yet emotional.
A thoroughly enjoyable read!