The Search Party by Simon Lelic

The Search Party

Simon Lelic

352 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction mystery thriller dark mysterious tense fast-paced


16-year-old Sadie Saunders is missing. Five friends set out into the woods to find her. But they're not just friends... You see, this was never a search party. It's a witch hunt. And not everyone will make it home alive...THE CHALK MAN meets THE H...

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Community Reviews Summary of 204 reviews


dark 79%
mysterious 79%
tense 66%
emotional 37%
adventurous 20%
sad 16%
challenging 4%
reflective 4%


medium 54%
fast 37%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 57% | A mix: 23% | Character: 19%

Strong character development?

Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 19% | N/A: 4%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 52% | No: 38% | Yes: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 15%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 4%

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