Four hikers enter the mountains. Only two return. But is it tragedy? Or treachery?
When sisters Cat and Ginny travel with their husbands to the idyllic Swiss Alps for a hiking holiday, it’s not just a chance to take in the stunning scenery. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with each other after years of drifting apart—and patch up marriages that are straining at the seams.
As they head into the mountains, morale is high, but as the terrain turns treacherous, cracks in the relationships start to show. With worrying signs that someone might be following them, the sun begins to set and exhaustion kicks in. Suddenly, lost high on a terrifying ridge, tensions spill over—with disastrous consequences.
When only two of the four hikers make it down from the mountain, the police press them for their story—but soon become suspicious when their accounts just don’t add up.
What really happened up on that ridge? Who are the survivors? And what secrets are they trying to hide?
I loved the idyllic Swiss Alps setting in this story. Somewhere so beautiful but can also be so dangerous. Cat, Ginny and their husbands aren’t experienced hikers but the route they take should be a fairly easy one.
It doesn’t take long to realise that these four characters are not very likeable as people but they also don’t seem to like each other much either. I have to say the storyline had me racing through the pages as I was intrigued to know about each one of them and as the novel starts off with two characters turning up at a police station to report the other two in the party being missing, I was eager to find out which two didn’t make it back and what happened out there.
There are so many twists and turns within the story, it was just brilliant! The author has you looking the other way only to hit you in the face with a new twist that knocks you sideways. I couldn’t get enough of it and it’s one of those books you will end up binge reading as it is far to good to put down.
The Hike would make a great film as it had me on the edge of my seat throughout. I seriously loved how twisted it was and once the twists start, they came thick and fast and I could feel my excitement growing with each page turned. I’ve always been a fan of this authors books but she has seriously knocked it out of the park with this one. Brilliant!
My thanks to Tracy & Anne for an invite to be part of the blog tour. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Susi (S.J.I.) Holliday is the bestselling Scottish author of 8 novels, a novella and many short stories. By day she works in pharmaceuticals. She lives in London (except when she’s in Edinburgh) and she loves to travel the world.