Release Date: August 18, 2020
About The Book:
The entire town thinks sixteen-year-old Sadie Saunders is dead. Missing now for a week, they say she was murdered. And they think they know who did it.
Sadie’s five best friends aren’t so sure, and they vow to find out the truth. So they pack their bags and head into the woods where Sadie was last seen.
But they’re not just friends, they’re suspects. And each of them has a secret.
As the landscape opens up, and the darkness closes in, the reality of their situation becomes clear…
This was never really a search party.
It’s a witch hunt.
And not everyone will make it home alive.
About The Author:
Simon Lelic is the author of The New Neighbors, A Thousand Cuts (winner of a Betty Trask Award and shortlisted for the John Creasy New Blood Dagger), The Facility and The Child Who (longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger and CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2012).
The New Neighbors is his first psychological thriller, inspired by a love of Alfred Hitchcock and Stephen King.
Simon is married, with three young children, and lives in Brighton, England. Other than his family, reading is Simon’s biggest passion. He also holds a black belt in karate, in which he trains daily. http://www.simonlelic.com/
You can follow him on Twitter @Simon_Lelic.
“Clever and atmospheric, with shades of Stand By Me.”—Mark Edwards, author of Here To Stay
“A brilliantly tense tale of teenage frustration, lost souls, and sibling love, with an atmosphere as tense as the end of summer storm that threatens throughout the book. Plus a whirlwind of an ending that’s like riding a rollercoaster.”—Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty
“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, author of The One
“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, author of I Looked Away