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The Trip (De Trip)



Original Language: Dutch | 304 pp. | April 2019

2 Seas Represents: World excl. Dutch rights

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More than 250,000 copies of her books sold in Netherlands and Flanders


An extreme adventure program filmed on Hawaii takes a turn for the worst…

Journalists Tara Linders and Diego Martinez are on Hawaii for the TV recordings of an extreme adventure program The Trip. Tara is there to cover the show for the newspaper where Diego works as an editor. When one of the candidates is injured, Diego takes his place.

Whilst he puts his life on the line in the programme’s dangerous challenges, Tara tracks down a commune, led by the eccentric Cassandra. Its members appear to be completely under their leader’s spell, and Tara is intrigued.

Then, disaster strikes. Mauna Loa, the biggest volcano in the world, erupts much earlier than predicted and everyone must flee the island immediately. When one of the commune members is found dead and a TV-crew-member goes missing, chaos takes over. Does the commune have something the hide? What is Cassandra’s role in the mysterious disappearance? Tara and Diego decide to stay on the island until they find out the truth, but the time to leave safely is running out. Fast.

Nathalie Pagie (1974) debuted with The Drama Club in 2013. After her second thriller, The Campus, she started writing an ongoing crime series about two journalists, Tara and Diego, who solve crimes in different exotic locations around the world.

All three novels in the series are bestsellers: Birds of Paradise, Casa Familia, and Rio Grande. Casa Familia won her the Thrillzone Award 2017 for Best Dutch Thriller. In 2018 she wrote another standalone thriller, situated in Sweden, Ice Angel. Her books have sold more than 250,000 copies in the Netherlands and Flanders.