The Hike by Susi Holliday – Review.

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?

My Review

With thanks to the author for the copy received. I always enjoy reading a book where there is a character to dislike so this was such a good book for me to read. The four main characters were all so awful I was relieved that they were only fictional. 

Two waring sisters, Cat and Ginny, and their husbands,Paul and Tristan, go on a walking holiday in Switzerland. It has been arranged by Cat and Ginny’s husband Tristan, their first holiday since lockdown. But nothing is as it seems, Cat has something up her sleeve. Only two of them make it back from the walk, and it is unclear at first who out of the four they were. 

You see toxic relationships all the time, either on TV or in books. There is nothing but venom in the relationship between Cat and Ginny. I have to admit, that even knowing that Cat was manipulative and untrustworthy I had more liking for her than Ginny. Throughout the entire book, my feelings on the two sisters did not change. Unlike on their husbands Paul and Tristan. There was more that was hidden about both of them and whilst I did have sympathy for one of them initially it soon wore off the more I read.

Whilst you know that Cat has something planned you are not sure what. But the walk doesn’t go as planned. Inexperience, lack of knowledge and unwilling to take advice from locals complicates matters and their situation deteriorates further when they become aware that they have company. 

This is such a brilliant novel, plenty of twists, venomous characters and a fantastic setting. I loved every page. 

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