The Sanatorium

The Sanatorium Sarah Pearse
Publisher (UK) Transworld (WEL), February 2021
Publisher (US) Pamela Dorman Books, February 2021
International publishers Euromedia (Czech Republic, two-book deal), Psichogios (Greece, two-book deal), Kadokawa Shoten (Japan), Ambo Anthos (The Netherlands), Eksmo (Russia), Prószynski (Poland), Ikar (Slovakia), Atico de los Libros (Spain, two-book deal)



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 . . .


Praise for The Sanatorium

‘Dark, suspenseful and downright chilling, The Sanatorium is a triumph. It had me on the edge of my seat from the first page. Pearse has a big future ahead of her.’ – Sally Hepworth

‘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

‘What an incredible debut novel. Clever, creepy and utterly compelling.’ – Samantha King

‘The tension is knife edge-sharp.’ – Michelle Adams


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