An imposing, isolated hotel, high up in the Swiss Alps, is the last place Elin Warner wants to be. But she’s taken time off from her job as a detective, so when she receives an invitation out of the blue to celebrate her estranged brother’s recent engagement, she has no choice but to accept. Arriving in the midst of a threatening storm, Elin immediately feels on edge. Though it’s beautiful, something about the hotel, recently converted from an abandoned sanatorium, makes her nervous – as does her brother, Isaac. And when they wake the following morning to discover his fiancÃ©e Laure has vanished without a trace, Elin’s unease grows. With the storm cutting off access to and from the hotel, the longer Laure stays missing, the more the remaining guests start to panic. But no-one has realized yet that another woman has gone missing. And she’s the only one who could have warned them just how much danger they’re all in.
‘The Sanatorium will keep you checking over your shoulder. This spine-tingling, atmospheric thriller has it all: an eerie Alpine setting, sharp prose, and twists you’ll never see coming. A must-read.’ Richard Osman
‘An eerie, atmospheric novel that had me completely on the edge of my seat.’ Reese Witherspoon
*WATERSTONES THRILLER OF THE MONTH*
*THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*
*A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOKCLUB PICK*
A beautiful, eerie hotel in the Swiss Alps, recently converted from an abandoned sanatorium, is the last place Detective Elin Warner wants to be. But her estranged brother has invited her there for his engagement party, and she feels she has no choice but to accept.
Arriving in the midst of a threatening storm, Elin immediately feels on edge. And things only get worse when they wake the next morning to find her brother’s fiancÃ©e is missing. With access to the hotel cut off, the guests begin to panic.
But this is only the first disappearance. Everyone’s in danger – and anyone could be next . . .
‘The Sanatorium is an absolutely splendid Gothic thriller.’ A. J. Finn
‘One of the best books of 2021 […] guaranteed to give you goosebumps.’ Woman & Home
‘I absolutely loved The Sanatorium – it gave me all the wintry thrills and chills.’ Lucy Foley
‘A menacing, creepy debut […] echoes of Hitchcock and du Maurier.’ Daily Mail
‘A chillingly vivid thriller in a fantastic setting.’ T. M. Logan
Readers love The Sanatorium:
***** ‘Thrilling, chilling – a tingles down my spine type of read.’
***** ‘Imagine a universe where Agatha Christie and Stephen King collaborated on a book.’
***** ‘Sarah Pearse wastes no time in ramping up the tension and is clearly destined to be a master of this genre.’
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