Goodreads Choice Award Finalist (Mystery & Thriller, 2018)
BookBrowse Best Books of 2018
Winner of the Prix Polar Award for Best International Novel
BookRiot’s 25 Best Suspense Books from 2018
Davitt Awards shortlist for Adult Crime Novel 2018
Dead Good Reads shortlist for Best Small Town Mystery 2018
“CRACKLES WITH SUSPENSE.”—A. J. FINN, AUTHOR OFTHE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW
When five female office workers are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. After all, this retreat is all about taking them out of their comfort zone. It’s supposed to be a bonding experience—one designed to build trust. But it doesn’t work out that way. One of the women never comes out of the woods. And each of her colleagues tells a slightly different story about what happened.
Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker. Alice Russell is the whistleblower in his latest case—and, without her, there’s no way he can win it. Now, in an investigation that takes him deep into isolated bushland, Falk discovers dark secrets lurking in the forest and a tangled web of loyalty, betrayal, and suspicion among the hikers. Still, a question remains: Is Falk on a search-and-rescue mission—or is this a case of murder?
“COMPELLING…INTENSE PLOTTING.”—ASSOCIATED PRESS
“EXCEPTIONAL.”—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW