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Book Recommendation – The Hike | Lucy Clarke

The Hike by Lucy Clarke

Genre: Mystery & Thriller

Published: April 2023, HarperCollins UK

Verdict: 4/5

About the Book

Wish you were here?
Think again . . .

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 . . .


Read if you enjoy:
Stories set in a remote location
Adventurous holidays
Female friendships
Secrets and lies
Quick pacy chapters
A murder mystery

The Hike by Lucy Clarke has been on my TBR for so long since I’d absolutely enjoyed the author’s previous thriller The Castaways. Turns out, the author is really good in handling multiple POVs and unique locations. In this case, Clarke makes use of the white wilderness of Norway and its snowclad mountains to her advantage, making it a perfect location for her thrilling story.

Four old friends set about to hike the Norwegian mountain in this new thriller by Lucy Clarke. What follows is a series of revelations of age old secrets between the ladies as they struggle to climb the wild snow. Meanwhile, there’s something else going on in the small community that will soon affect the hikers. Something dangerous.

This is a perfect book you’ll need for a leisurely holiday. Sit back and take in the landscape and get to know the ladies and their adventurous mission and hope to God they make it back in one piece.

About the Author

Sunday Times bestseller, Lucy Clarke, writes from a beach hut, using the inspiration from the wild south coast 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’s seventh novel, ONE OF THE GIRLS, is ‘an electric, sun-soaked thriller’, released in May 2022.

Lucy’s books are published in twenty territories. THE BLUE, is currently being filmed for a major international TV series for Paramount+ and will be on screens in 2023.

Lucy is a passionate traveller and fresh air enthusiast. She’s married to a professional windsurfer and, together with their two children, they spend their winters travelling and their summers at home by the sea.

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