Book Synopsis No help.
No cell coverage.
No one to hear them scream.
Burned-out by both her marriage and work, Liz is desperate for an escape. More than that, she craves an adventure, a total reset. So, when she plans a vacation with her three best friends, she persuades them to spend four nights camping in the stunning mountains of Norway. Following a trail that climbs through lush valleys, towering peaks, and past jewel-blue lakes, Liz is sure that the hike is just what they need.
But as they stride farther from civilization, it becomes clear that the women are not the only ones looking to lose themselves in the mountains. The wilderness hides secrets darker than they could ever have imagined, and if they're not careful . . . not all of them will return.
"The strengths of the novel lie in the knife-sharp tension of the first half as well as the beautifully nuanced friendship of the four main characters. While there is danger and tragedy aplenty, hope and loyalty also abound." --Kirkus Reviews
"A taut, compulsively readable, and elegantly written thriller--Lucy Clarke has done it again! The Hike
transports you to the Norwegian wilderness where a group of female friends are pushed to their absolute limits and beyond. I couldn't stop turning the pages! A brilliant exploration of female friendship and all that it entails. A must-read for 2023." --Sarah Pearse, author of The Sanatorium
"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, author of The Maid
"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, author of Behind Her Eyes and Insomnia
"Atmospheric, haunting, and beautifully written. This is Lucy Clarke at her best." --Gillian McAllister, author of Wrong Place, Wrong Time
"A tear-those-pages thriller which is also a great meditation on female friendship. The Hike
navigates tough terrain and luscious fjords, but it also navigates motherhood, envy, longing, how to grapple with your worst possible instincts. I'd travel anywhere in the world with Lucy Clarke." --Abigail Dean, author of Girl A
"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
"An immense achievement. The power, beauty and fear inspired by those Norwegian mountains feels utterly real, as do the emotions and physical demands they impose. 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." --Jane Shemilt, author of Daughter
About the Author Lucy Clarke
was inspired to write The Hike
after spending five days trekking through the wild, rugged beauty of Norway with a tent on her back. She is the author of seven other destination thrillers, which have sold more than a million copies around the world, including One of the Girls
, The Castaways
, and The Blue,
which has been filmed as a major international TV series (titled No Escape)
for Paramount+. When Clarke isn't away on research trips (her favorite part of the job!), she can be found writing from a beach hut on the south coast of England, where she lives with her husband and their two children.