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The Sanatorium

(2021)
(The Retreat)
A novel by

 
 
AN INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

'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

EVERYONE'S IN DANGER. ANYONE COULD BE NEXT.

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 fiancée 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 . . .
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'The Sanatorium is an absolutely splendid Gothic thriller.' A. J. Finn
'An addictive, creepy and twisting read.' Stylist
'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
'Dark, suspenseful and downright chilling, The Sanatorium is a triumph.' Sally Hepworth
'A chillingly vivid thriller in a fantastic setting.' T M Logan
'One of the best books of 2021 [...] guaranteed to give you goosebumps.' Woman & Home

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.'

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The Sanatorium is definitely a debut novel to watch out for. Wow, what a chilling read! One of the creepiest thrillers I've ever read. So atmospheric, clever and compulsive. LOVED it!" - Claire Douglas

"The Sanatorium is an absolutely splendid Gothic thriller - gracious in its nods to the classic locked-room mystery, yet bold enough to burst out of that room through the window. Pearse writes prose fresh and crisp as Swiss Alp powder, and her characters fascinate even as their numbers dwindle." - A J Finn

"Dark, suspenseful and downright chilling, The Sanatorium is a triumph. Vividly set against the backdrop of the Swiss Alps, it had me on the edge of my seat from the first page. Pearse's writing is sublime. What a talent! Pearse has a big future ahead of her." - Sally Hepworth

"Everything you could want in a thriller." - Simon Lelic

"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

"A seriously sinister setting, an incredible sense of place and a twisty, unpredictable plot combine to make an utterly terrifying read. I loved it." - Allie Reynolds


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March 2022 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Retreat: The addictive new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Sanatorium
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Title: The Sanatorium
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Title: The Sanatorium: The spine-tingling Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick, now a Sunday Times bestseller
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February 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sanatorium: A Novel
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Title: The Sanatorium: The spine-tingling Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick, now a Sunday Times bestseller
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Title: The Sanatorium: The spine-tingling Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick, now a Sunday Times bestseller
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ISBN: 1-78763-332-2 / 978-1-78763-332-2 (UK edition)
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March 2022 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Retreat
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Title: The Retreat
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February 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sanatorium
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February 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Sanatorium
Author(s): Sarah Pearse
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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February 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Sanatorium
Author(s): Sarah Pearse
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sanatorium: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Pearse
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Title: The Sanatorium: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Pearse
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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March 2022 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Retreat
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February 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sanatorium: The spine-tingling Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick, now a Sunday Times bestseller
Author(s): Sarah Pearse
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


February 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Sanatorium: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Pearse
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
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