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  • Published: 25 June 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241986196
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

The Search Party

You won't believe the twist in this compulsive new Top Ten ebook bestseller from the 'Stephen King-like' Simon Lelic

The killer isn't out there. It's one of you.

Everyone thinks that Sadie Saunders is dead. Missing now for a week - there are whispers of murder.

As the police flounder, five of Sadie's friends set off into the woods to find her:

The boyfriend
The rebel
The good guy
The best friend
The outsider


  • Published: 25 June 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241986196
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Simon Lelic

Simon Lelic is the author of seven highly acclaimed thrillers: Rupture (winner of a Betty Trask Award and shortlisted for the John Creasey Debut Dagger), The Facility, The Child Who (longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger and the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger), The House, The Liar's Room, The Search Party and The Hiding Place. He has also written The Haven series for younger readers, twice shortlisted for the CrimeFest awards.

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Praise for The Search Party

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

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

Alex Lake

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

John Marrs

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

Araminta Hall

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

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

Nuala Ellwood

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

Christina Dalcher

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

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

Dervla McTiernan

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

Elly Griffiths

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 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

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

Michael Wood

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