Genre: Fiction
Published: 18 March 2021
Publisher: HarperCollins
International Rights have been sold to Germany/Piper; Poland/Stara Szkola; Czech Republic/Pavel Dobrovský BETA; France/Bragelonne; Hungary/XXI. Század Publisher; Norway/Strawberry Publishing; Romania/Bookzone; Russia/AST; Serbia/Vulkan Publishing; Finland/Otava; Lithuania/Terra Publica

The Castaways

by Lucy Clarke

It should be like any other holiday.

Beautiful beaches.
Golden sunsets.
Nothing for miles.

You’ll never want to leave.
Until you can’t…

Gripping, twisty and full of sun-soaked atmosphere, THE CASTAWAYS will whisk you far away – and never let you go.


"Beautifully-written, we’re tipping it as one of 2021’s best reads" - Marie Claire
"Totally addictive, clever and atmospheric. It’s a rare thriller that melts your heart as well as it keeps you turning the pages, but Lucy Clarke has pulled it off" - Erin Kelly
"THE CASTAWAYS had me hanging onto every word . . . Packed full of intrigue and beautifully imagined characters, it has to be on everyone’s reading list this summer" - Heidi Perks
"A tense, unnerving and emotional psychological thriller about the bond between sisters" - C L Taylor
"Wow, what a great story! Beautifully paced, tense and twisty" - B A Paris
"This deft thriller is as emotionally intelligent on the complex dynamic between sisters as it is compulsive. I stayed up way too late to finish it" - Kate Riordan
"What a triumph. An absolute masterclass in plot and character- I read it in one sitting - the tension ratcheting up and up, until I could barely breathe. The twists and turns left me reeling. If you read one thriller this year, make it this one" - Rebecca Thornton
"THE CASTAWAYS is a genuine page-turner – a taut, utterly compelling tale that will make you wonder just how far you’d be willing to go to find out the truth" - T. M. Logan
"A twisty, wonderful, heartfelt story about sibling love, this is the author's best yet." - Nina Pottell, Prima
"If you enjoy writers like Erin Kelly and Clare Mackintosh, you’ll love this twisty thriller." - Good Housekeeping
"A brilliant, fast- paced thriller you’ll want to tear through!" - The Sun
"A true roller-coaster read, THE CASTAWAYS will whisk you far away to the island and never let you go." - Bella Magazine
“We were gripped by this thriller from the very first page.” - Closer
"Escapism with a powerful emotional punch." - Best Magazine
"THE CASTAWAYS is a lushly evocative thriller...This intriguing novel is clever, tense and addictive." - Platinum
“This survival/ thriller hybrid is a real gripper.” - Heat Magazine

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