The Sunday Times bestseller and the perfect winter thriller novel for 2023 from the author of One of the Girls
Lucy Clarke has a first class degree in English Literature, and is a passionate traveller and diarist. She has worked as a presenter of social enterprise events, a creative writing workshop leader, and she is now a full-time novelist. Lucy is married to James Cox, a professional windsurfer, and together they spend their winters travelling and their summers at their home on the south coast of England.
‘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 ‘Atmospheric, haunting, and beautifully written. This is Lucy Clarke at her best’ GILLIAN MCALLISTER ‘Lucy Clarke brilliantly transports readers. The chilling environment and the tense, unpredictable plot both sent shivers down my spine’ ADELE PARKS ‘A page-turning, twisty and beautifully written thriller . . . Lucy Clarke really is the queen of the destination thriller’ CLAIRE DOUGLAS ‘So tense, so atmospheric, so good!’ SUN ‘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!’ SARAH PINBOROUGH ‘I drop everything for a new Lucy Clarke book’ ERIN KELLY ‘Secrets galore . . . the landscape, the girls’ fight for survival against the harsh terrain and an unknown danger make the perfect ingredients for a Witherspoon film like Wild’ DAILY MAIL ‘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 ‘A breathtaking thriller of friendship pushed to the absolute limit – and beyond – amid the dangerous beauty of the Norwegian wilderness’ T M LOGAN ‘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 ‘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 Clarke's great skill is to add real emotional heft to her twisty, atmospheric thrillers . . . A brilliant escapist read’ SUSAN FLETCHER