Search Party
Simon Lelic

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Narrated By: Ben Arogundade, Jack Rowan, Joe Gaminara, Nicole Davies, Fiona Button, Sacha Dhawan

Duration: 9 hours and 56 minutes

What to expect

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'HUGELY GRIPPING' Mark Billingham
'HEART-STOPPING' Elly Griffiths
'CLEVER AND ATMOSPHERIC' Mark Edwards

16-year-old Sadie Saunders is missing.

Five friends set out into the woods to find her.

But they're not just friends...

THEY'RE SUSPECTS.

You see, this was never a search party.

It's a witch hunt.

And not everyone will make it home alive...

THE CHALK MAN meets THE HUNTING PARTY in this gripping story; witness four suspects as, alongside DI Fleet, you attempt to discover the truth about what happened to Sadie...
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WHAT AUTHORS ARE SAYING ABOUT SIMON LELIC

'I've spent every free moment of the last few days feasting on The Search Party . . . a bloody good read and the very definition of unpredictable. Twisty, creepy, brilliantly paced and with a denouement I never saw coming' John Marrs

'Skilful and compelling' Observer, THRILLER OF THE MONTH

'A chillingly complex, well-crafted web. The voices cry out from Simon Lelic's pages as if they are standing right next to you' Jane Corry

© Simon Lelic 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Genre

Crime & mystery fiction, Psychological thriller

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I loved this book, from one of my favourite authors. You'll definitely want to read this absorbing, creepy, and totally unputdownable novel

Luca Veste

A thriller that grabs you by the throat and never lets go. Taut, compelling and occasionally terrifying

Elly Griffiths

Unpredictable, wildly original and with an ending that made me gasp, this is thriller writing at its very best

Nuala Ellwood

A brilliantly tense tale with a whirlwind of an ending that's like riding a rollercoaster

Araminta Hall

A bloody good read and the very definition of unpredictable ... Twisty, creepy, brilliantly paced and with a denouement I never saw coming

John Marrs

The Search Party is a marvel: intricate, complex and utterly gripping

Alex Lake

I raced through The Search Party, unable to put it down. It's tense, twisty and intricately plotted, with characters that stay with you long after you've read the last page

Laura Marshall

A masterful, original ... A thriller and a half

Michael Wood

A brilliantly original story with an immediately intriguing cast of characters and a compelling mystery that kept me hooked throughout. With his insightful characterisation combined with a gripping plot, Lelic has just recruited a brand new fan

Philippa East

Wow! I have been totally gripped by this riveting read for the past few days. I was captivated by the chapters told from the search party's perspective. I felt as though I was right there in their heads. The setting was perfect, atmospheric and chilling. The story, riveting and compelling. The characters, intriguing and suspenseful. Fantastic read!

Carla Kovach

Psychologically compelling and deeply moving ... Simon Lelic just gets better and better

Dervla McTiernan

A chillingly complex, well-crafted web. The voices cry out from Simon Lelic's pages as if they are standing right next to you

Jane Corry

Clever and atmospheric, with shades of Stand By Me

Mark Edwards

Simon Lelic is on my radar from this point forward. The Search Party is taut, beautifully written, and scary as hell, with more twists than a mountain road