The Hike

By Lucy Clarke

*The Sunday Times bestseller*




Seeking the escape of a lifetime, four friends hike out into the beautiful Norwegian wild – nothing between them and the mountain peak but forest, sea and sharp blue sky.


But there’s a darker side to the wilderness. A woman went missing here one year ago. 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

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 28 Sep 2023
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-0-00-846246-8
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.Keep in touch with

”'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

”'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