The Castaways

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HarperCollins Publishers, Mar 1, 2021 - Fiction - 400 pages
*A Waterstones Thriller of the Month selection & the Sunday Times bestseller*



‘We’re tipping it as one of 2021’s best reads’ Marie Claire
‘Totally addictive, clever and atmospheric’ Erin Kelly
‘Tense, unnerving and emotional’ C. L. Taylor
‘Packed full of intrigue’ Heidi Perks

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.

Everyone’s talking about the hottest thriller for 2021:

‘Wow... Beautifully paced, tense and twisty’ B A Paris

‘A twisty, wonderful heartfelt story about sibling love, this is the author’s best yet’ Prima

‘A beautifully written, emotional and intelligent thriller. Full of atmosphere and tension as well as brilliantly drawn characters that I cared about. I loved it!’ Claire Douglas

‘Wow wow wow! I’ve enjoyed The Castaways more than any book for years!’ Netgalley reviewer

‘The Castaways is a genuine page-turner – a taut, utterly compelling tale that will make you wonder just how far you’d be willing to go to find out the truth’ T M Logan

‘Fantastic thriller, full of twists and turns!’ Netgalley reviewer

‘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

‘I was hooked from the very first page’ Netgalley reviewer

‘I found this the perfect piece of escapism’ Netgalley reviewer

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User Review  - tina1969 - LibraryThing

Sisters Erin and Lori are due to fly together for a break on an island in Fuji. Erin however never makes it to the plane and Lori goes alone. Then the plane crashes. I really enjoyed this book. Think ... Read full review

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User Review  - VanessaCW - LibraryThing

A compelling mystery about two sisters called Lori and Erin who have a very strong bond. After Lori’s relationship breakup with her partner, the sisters decide to take a holiday on a luxury island ... Read full review

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About the author (2021)

Lucy Clarke is the author of six novels. She has a first class degree in English Literature and her debut novel, The Sea Sisters, was a Richard and Judy Book Club choice. Lucy lives with her husband and two young children and she writes from a beach hut, using the inspiration from the wild south coast to craft her stories.

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