Thursday 10 November 2022

πŸ“– Publication Day Book Review ~ The Hiker by M J Ford


Avon Books 
10 November 2022

My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book

In the wilderness, it’s kill or be killed…

When Gemma Kline is reported missing after setting off on a solo hike in the remote Pennines, her sister, Sarah, is dumbfounded. How can someone disappear without a trace?

Travelling to the isolated town where Gemma was last seen, Sarah discovers it’s not the first time a young woman has vanished from the hills in mysterious circumstances. As she digs deeper, it quickly becomes apparent that neither disappearance is what it first seems – especially when unwelcoming locals share chilling tales about what’s really lurking on the moors…

Whatever has happened to her sister, one thing is clear: this town has secrets someone would kill to keep. But even on the fells, nothing stays buried forever…

πŸ“– My Review

When Gemma Kline is reported missing her sister, Sarah is surprised by this and even though she has estranged from her sister following a family argument, Sarah is determined to find out why Gemma has disappeared without trace. However, this is not the first time that a young woman has gone missing in this remote part of the northern hills around County Durham and the forbidding nature of the area is as  much part of the story as the disappearance of Gemma especially as the local people aren't very helpful.

The Hiker is told from the point of view of both sisters which gives a unique insight into both of their lives and there is more than enough detail to keep you turning the pages.  The story has a complex plot which took me a while to get into but as the twists and turns get ever more complicated I found that there was much to consider and even though the ending was unexpected, overall, I enjoyed trying to guess where the story was heading.

The Hiker is an atmospheric and rather creepy story which is perfect for reading on a wintery night, curled up by the fire.

☕Best read with..a comforting cup of hot chocolate and maybe a few marshmallows 

About the Author

M.J. Ford lives with his family on the edge of the Peak District in the north of England. He has worked as an editor and writer of childen’s fiction for many years.


@MJFordBooks # TheHiker


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