The Castaways (Paperback)Lucy Clarke (author)
Brimming with spine-chilling suspense and high drama, The Castaways places a wrecked plane and handful of survivors on a faraway island that is about to bring closely-guarded secrets to the surface.
Waterstones Thriller of the Month for August 2021
A secret beach.
A holiday of a lifetime.
Wish you were here?
Think again ...
You wake on a beautiful, remote island.
Sparkling blue seas, golden sunsets, barely a footprint in the sand.
Yet this is no ordinary escape.
Next to the wreck of a plane, a stranger paces. Another sharpens a knife, scoring a list of the dead onto a palm tree. Others watch from the shadows of a campfire - all with untold stories, and closely-guarded secrets...
This is no ordinary holiday.
This is no ordinary island.
This is no ordinary beach read.
Gripping, twisty and full of sun-soaked atmosphere, The Castaways will whisk you far away to the island - and never let you go.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
‘Beautifully written, we’re tipping it as one of 2021’s best reads’ MARIE CLAIRE ‘Totally addictive, clever and atmospheric. It’s a rare thriller that melts your heart as well as it keeps you turning the pages’ ERIN KELLY ‘The Castaways is a genuine page-turner – a taut, utterly compelling tale’ T M LOGAN ‘This is pure, indulgent summer escapism – an exotic, suspense-filled adventure packed with island peril, high drama, colourful characters and a tropical atmosphere steeped in menace’ EMMA STONEX ‘Packed full of intrigue and beautifully imagined characters, it has to be on everyone’s reading list this summer’ HEIDI PERKS ‘A tense, unnerving and emotional psychological thriller’ C. L. TAYLOR ‘Wow, what a great story! Beautifully paced, tense and twisty, I enjoyed it so much’ B. A. PARIS ‘This deft thriller is as emotionally intelligent on the complex dynamic between sisters as it is compulsive. I stayed up way too late to finish it’ KATE RIORDAN ‘A breathtaking thriller that makes for a compulsive read, while offering an unflinching look at who we are when no one is watching’ LISA BALLANTYNE ‘A compulsive fast-paced thriller with atmosphere and heart that takes you away into a different world’ KATE HAMER 'I absolutely LOVED The Castaways! The setting, the simmering tension, the intrigue and mystery, it was all so vivid and brilliantly written’ KAREN HAMILTON ‘It has everything you want from a compelling thriller – it's smart, tense and addictive, keeping you turning the pages to the unpredictable conclusion. . . the setting was stunning’ DEBBIE HOWELLS ‘Such a pacy, absorbing read, I gobbled it up’ MEL MCGRATH ‘Gripping and twisty . . . lovely writing and great tension!’ ANSTEY HARRIS ‘Deeply emotional and tense . . . It is, simply, pitch-perfect’ JULIE CLARK
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