The Dive

The Dive

Welcome to paradise. We hope you survive your stay. Escape to Thailand in this sizzling, gripping crime thriller


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'Had me hooked from the first page' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'I felt myself dreaming of being there... until the body count started piling up!' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'The twists along the way were great and so unexpected right up to the end' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
'Highly recommended for a brilliant summer book' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

For fans of The Beach, The Sanatorium and Catherine Cooper

Scuba diving instructor Cass leads her students out for their first dive off the beautiful coast of Koh Sang, Thailand's world-famous party island. It's supposed to be a life-changing experience, but things quickly spiral out of control...

By the time she gets back to the shore, one of her students is dead, another badly injured, and she knows that her idyllic life is about to be smashed to pieces on the rocks.

Because there's a killer in paradise - and Cass has a feeling she might be next...

Take a deep breath, before you dive into the summer thriller of 2023...

'A compelling and accomplished debut, perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and Lucy Foley.' STEVE CAVANAGH

'The Dive is an escapist, up-all-night thriller that holds you under and doesn't let you surface for air until the very final page. Utterly compelling!' LUCY CLARKE

'The Dive turns paradise into a nightmare... and I loved every minute of it.' AMY McCULLOCH

'A hot contender for best travel thriller of 2023.' JANICE HALLETT

© Sara Ochs 2023 (P) Penguin Audio 2023


  • 'The Dive by Sara Ochs is as stunning as the tropical island on which it is set. A pacy and accomplished murder mystery, its deep, sinister and intriguing plot draws you into a flawed paradise where everyone has a tale to tell... and one they keep to themselves. It really is The Beach for a new generation - a hot contender for best travel thriller of 2023.'
    Janice Hallett, the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Appeal

About the author

Sara Ochs

A self-admitted travel addict, Sara Ochs has built a life around visiting beautiful and sometimes dangerous destinations. While learning to scuba dive on a remote island off the coast of Thailand, Sara heard that two backpackers had recently been murdered not far from her hotel. Horrified that something so terrible could happen in such an idyllic location, she knew she had found the inspiration for her debut novel, The Resort.

As well as being an author, Sara is an attorney and law professor, who splits her time between the United States and Sweden. You can find Sara on Instagram @saraochsauthor and on Twitter @OchsWrites.
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