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‘Deliciously dark and utterly compelling – I couldn’t put it down.’ – CLARE MACKINTOSH

They’re locked up for your safety.

Now, you’re locked in with them.

How do you find a murderer in a prison full of killers?

On a locked ward in the world’s highest-security prison hospital, a scream shatters the night.

A nurse has been murdered and her daughter has been taken.

And with only five days to find the girl, the clock is ticking for Dr Connie Woolwine to find a killer hiding in plain sight…

Welcome to The Institution. The locked room thriller readers don't want to leave.

‘This is the best book I've read in years!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I don't think I have ever read anything that gripped me quite so intensely.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An absolutely mind-blowing suspense thriller.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Terrifyingly brilliant. An absolute must-read.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A book that evolves at break-neck speed, taking the reader on a spine-chilling journey.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘If this book isn't a smash hit I'll claw my own eyes out!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Tense, exciting, heart-thumping action’ ⭐⭐��⭐⭐

‘Deliciously creepy, unflinching and addictive.’ ��⭐���⭐⭐

‘A first-class locked room thriller.’ ⭐⭐���⭐⭐

Gobsmackingly good!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Helen Fields' talent for creating atmospheric thrillers knows no bounds.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A real page-turner; what a ride straight from the outset. I felt physically chilled.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Chilling, claustrophobic and packed with twists and turns.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Original and innovative…a crackingly scary thriller.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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

Amazing is all I can say – 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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