#BlogTour – #BookReview of #TheHike by Susi Holliday @SJIHolliday @AmazonPub @RandomTTours #RandomThingsTours

For my second post of the day I’m excited to welcome you to my stop on the blog tour for brilliant psychological thriller The Hike by the always wonderful Susi Holliday. Thank you to Tracy Fenton, Random Things Tours and Amazon Publishing for giving me the opportunity to read and review this superb book. It’s so good!

About the book:

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?

About the author:

S.J.I. (Susi) Holliday is a scientist, writing coach and the bestselling author of five crime novels, including the Banktoun Trilogy (Black Wood, Willow Walk and The Damselfly), the festive chiller The Deaths of December and her creepy Gothic psychological thriller The Lingering. Her short story ‘Home From Home’ was published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and shortlisted for the CWA Margery Allingham Prize.

All of her novels have been UK ebook number-one bestsellers. Susi was born and raised in Scotland and now divides her time between Edinburgh, London and as many other exciting places that she can fit in.

My Review:

As someone who has loved all of Susi Holliday’s previous books I had high hopes for this one – and oh wow, it did not disappoint! A superb psychological thriller that captures your imagination from the very first page, The Hike is a highly addictive and atmospheric read, set against the backdrop of the Swiss Alps. 

Four hikers set off into the mountains but only two return. What exactly happened up on the ridge? And which two hikers survived? As the police become more and more suspicious, what secrets are the survivors trying to hide?

Sisters Cat and Ginny have travelled with their husbands to the Swiss Alps, hoping that the trip will bring them closer together after years of drifting apart. But what starts out as an amicable journey soon turns into something very different, as the terrain grows more treacherous and the cracks begin to show in their already fractured relationships. With the tension slowly increasing, the sense of danger is palpable as the atmosphere thickens and the frayed edges begin to break apart.

Oh my goodness, what a fantastic and addictive read this is! I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough as my heart began to pound in my chest, desperate to see where the story was going to take us next.

With multilayered, complex characters that I must admit seemed to have very few redeeming qualities, Susi Holliday has woven yet another brilliant and intricate story, bringing this intense and adrenaline fuelled thriller vividly to life with her accomplished writing. A chilling, intense and exciting read that kept me on my toes throughout, The Hike is a book that I thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end.

Susi Holliday’s writing is as superb as always and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next.

Highly recommended.

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