The Beach meets The Woman in Cabin 10 in this twisty new thriller about two couples who meet backpacking through Africa, but what begins as friendship quickly turns to obsession, with deadly consequences—from bestselling author Roz Nay.
Stevie Erickson is looking for a fresh start. The sudden loss of her grandmother has sent her life into a tailspin, dredging up old losses and putting a strain on her relationship with her boyfriend, Jacob. So when Jacob is offered a job as a diver for GoEco, a dive operation for ecotourists on Rafiki, a beautiful, secluded island off the coast of Tanzania, he thinks it’s just the adventure they need and Stevie reluctantly agrees to go with him.
Their trip gets off to a rough start with a nighttime scare at their first hostel. Already fragile, Stevie can’t shake the feeling that she’s being watched. Things improve when they meet seasoned backpackers Leo and Tamsin, a drop-dead gorgeous couple who instantly take a shine to Stevie and Jacob.
But on Rafiki Island, their new friendship is put to the test, as is Stevie and Jacob’s own relationship. And when innocent flirting goes too far, past truths surface, exposing a killer in their midst—a killer whose sights are set on Stevie.
A high dive into the dangers of obsession, this sinister and seductive thriller will leave you breathless.
Roz Nay is the bestselling author of Hurry Home and Our Little Secret, which won the Douglas Kennedy Prize for best foreign thriller in France and was nominated for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Mystery and the Arthur Ellis Best First Crime Novel Award. Roz has lived and worked in Africa, Australia, the US, and the UK. She now lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her husband and two children. Visit her at RozNay.com or connect with her on Twitter @RozNay1 and Instagram @RozNay.
“Menacing, powerful, and utterly gripping, Roz Nay’s third masterpiece is not only an absolutely compelling suspense, but also a story of identity, regret, and humanity. With a setting as vivid and complex as the characters, The Hunted is chilling and terrifying. The flawlessly designed twists will make your head spin.”
— SAMANTHA M. BAILEY, USA Today and #1 national bestseller of Woman on the Edge
“Twisty like a mamba and absolutely terrifying, The Hunted by Roz Nay is a hot, humid, fever dream of a thriller you simply can’t put down. With gripping prose and a shocking ending, Roz brilliantly reminds readers of an inescapable truth: Just because we fear the unknown doesn’t mean the unknown fears us.”
— P.J. VERNON, author of Bath Haus
“Gripping . . . Nay is a mastermind when it comes to creating the perfect mirage, where no one and nothing is truly as it seems. . . . A pulse-pounding page-turner.”
— Neighbours of Olde Oakville
“As much as many of us would love to travel after the pandemic, reading The Hunted may give you a serious case of careful what you wish for. Twisted, menacing, and utterly engrossing, you won’t be able to put this tale of a vacation-gone-wrong down. Take it to the beach . . . if you dare.”
— HANNAH MARY McKINNON, bestselling author of Sister Dear and You Will Remember Me
“Fresh and twisty with a slick, detestable villain reads won’t soon forget, Roz Nay takes stalking to the next level in The Hunted.”
— MARY KUBICA, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Mrs. and Local Woman Missing
“Reading The Hunted is like taking an exotic, sexy, terrifying vacation from the safety of your own home. Roz Nay has crafted an original, pulse-pounding page-turner that you won’t be able to put down. I absolutely loved it!”
— ROBYN HARDING, #1 bestselling author of The Swap