The Hike

The Hike
Genre : Fiction
Published : 27 Apr 2023 - HarperCollins
The bestselling author of former Waterstones Thriller of the Month, THE CASTAWAYS, delivers another spine-chilling slice of suspense, as four old friends' hike of a lifetime in the Norwegian wilderness turns deadly.

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Maggie, Liz, Helena & Joni. Old friends bound by history, adventures, old secrets. And now, bound by murder. They lace up their hiking boots for the adventure of a lifetime in the Norwegian wilderness: a place of towering mountains, glass-like lakes, log cabins and forests stolen from a fairytale.

It's the perfect place to lose yourself - until a broken body is found at the bottom of a ravine. Somewhere out there, someone knows exactly why a woman has died. And in this deep, dark wilderness, there's a killer on the trail.


An eerie alpine atmospheric suspense novel about four friends on a wilderness trip that goes terribly wrong. Prepare for the cliff-hangers and nail-biting!

Nita Prose, Sunday Times and #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE MAID

Fragile female friendships, a beautiful yet hostile environment and dark local intrigue lead, step by step, to tragedy. THE HIKE simmers with tension throughout. A gripping read!

Gilly Macmillan

I loved being out on the trail with Lucy Clarke. With beautifully dramatic landscape, dangerous adventure, and captivating characters you really care about, THE HIKE is a wild and deeply satisfying ride. A thriller with soul!

Emylia Hall

An immense achievement; the sense of place is masterful. The power, beauty and fear inspired by those Norwegian mountains feels utterly real, as do the emotions and physical demands they impose on the girls…The characters are meticulously built, each arc well sustained and the way they relate to each other felt utterly authentic. The tension runs like a tight thread throughout the narrative; but though we never forget the threats that surround the group, getting closer all the time, we are allowed moments of wonder. The end was perfect.

Jane Shemlit

Lucy Clarke's great skill is to add real emotional heft to her twisty, atmospheric thrillers. THE HIKE is as much about the complicated friendship between four 30-something women as it is about surviving the Norwegian wilderness with a murderer on their trail. A brilliant escapist read.

Susan Fletcher

A breathtaking thriller of friendship pushed to the absolute limit – and beyond – amid the dangerous beauty of the Norwegian wilderness.

TM Logan, author of The Holiday and The Curfew.

Lucy Clarke brilliantly transports readers. The chilling environment and the tense, unpredictable plot both sent shivers down my spine.

Adele Parks

A tear-those-pages thriller which is also a great meditation on female friendship . . . I’d travel anywhere in the world with Lucy Clarke.

Abigail Dean

The Hike is a triumph, an immersive sense of place with a thread of tension taut enough to snap. I loved it.

Jane Shemilt

Lucy is so clever. It keeps you absolutely turning the pages to see if they get out alive, but most of all it’s about friendship and motherhood and family, all the things that make getting out alive so important and resonant.

Sabine Durrant

A surprising, twisty thriller with compelling characters who are fierce but out of their depth, that keeps you guessing until the end. Lucy Clarke has done it again!

NYT Bestselling author of BEHIND HER EYES and INSOMNIA, Sarah Pinborough.

A page-turning, twisty and beautifully written thriller that had me on the edge of my seat as four friends navigate a mountainous Norwegian trail. This tense and atmospheric story perfectly captures the friendships of the four women as they battle the elements as well as their internal demons. Lucy Clarke really is the queen of the destination thriller and The Hike is her best yet!

Claire Douglas

The perfect ingredients for a Witherspoons film like Wild.

The Daily Mail

So tense, so atmospheric, so good!

Fabulous Magazine

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