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The Institution

(2023)
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Brilliant! The Institution is a harrowing, nonstop story that will grab you from the first page and not let go. Helen Fields is a master of suspense. You’ll consume it in one sitting.’ – International bestselling sensation JEFFERY DEAVER

They’re locked up for your safety.
Now, you’re locked in with them.

Dr Connie Woolwine has five days to catch a killer.

On a locked ward in the world’s highest-security prison hospital, a scream shatters the night. The next morning, a nurse’s body is found and her daughter has been taken. A ransom must be paid, and the clock is ticking.

Forensic profiler Dr Connie Woolwine is renowned for her ability to get inside the mind of a murderer. Now, she must go deep undercover among the most deranged and dangerous men on earth and use her unique skills to find the girl – before it’s too late.

But as the walls close in around her, can Connie get the killer before The Institution gets her?

A claustrophobic, haunting crime thriller that will keep you up at night, perfect for those who couldn’t put down The Sanatorium and Amy McCulloch’s Breathless.

Readers never want to leave The Institution!

Terrifyingly brilliant and an absolute must-read for those who enjoy dark psychological thrillers.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A very dark and exciting read. If you want to stay up all night, love serial killers or just want a strong female heroine , The Institution is for you!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘What a story! It gripped me right from the start of the opening chapter. Wow!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Haunting, scary, shocking … this is a book that you won't forget in a hurry.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Dark and terrifying, The Institution had me committed to finishing it from the first chapter!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Very much a chewed-fingernails read … a real roller-coaster’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Dark, atmospheric, creepy and hauntingly good, and kept me guessing until the end. I loved it.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐



Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Criminally compulsive, claustrophobic and captivating, The Institution is Helen Fields at her just-one-more-chapter best. Watch out for this one, it'll do big things." - Neil Broadfoot

"Brilliant! The Institution is a harrowing, nonstop story that will grab you from the first page and not let go. Helen Fields is a master of suspense. You'll consume it in one sitting." - Jeffery Deaver

"Quite simply, wow! One of the best high concept thrillers I've read in forever. I can't decide which is my favourite character, Dr. Connie Woolwine, or the Institution itself." - Lisa Gardner

"Wow - what an absolutely pulse-pounding, stay-up-all-night read this was. Bravo, Helen Fields!" - Cass Green

"A superbly written thriller - intense, disturbing and atmospheric - Helen Fields delivers!" - Alice Hunter

"A claustrophobic, two-fisted, nerve shredding locked room thriller that will keep you guessing, right until the end. Dark, disturbing and compelling." - Neil Lancaster

"Scary, tense and totally absorbing, I just couldn't put it down. Wonderful." - Simon McCleave

"The Institution is a visceral treat that plays to our deepest fears! Darkly addictive." - Guy Morpuss

"Wow - I loved The Institution. A brilliant premise - a locked room mystery full of serial killers - and it totally delivers." - Steve Mosby

"A wonderful, compulsively gripping rollercoaster of a read." - Liz Nugent

"A terrifying, shocking, pulse racing thriller.The Institution is certainly one of the best crime novels I've read in a long time." - Jacqui Rose

"A remote location, a race against time and a terrifying cast of killers combine to create a claustrophobic nailbiter. Unease drips from every page." - Douglas Skelton

"An extraordinary novel that drew me in and spat me out, utterly exhausted. It's the ultimate locked room mystery that terrified and enthralled me in equal measure. You'll love it!" - Marion Todd


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