If you don’t recognize Sarah Pearse’s name yet, you soon will. Her debut novel, The Sanatorium, is a Gothic thriller that made The New York Times bestseller list, and is a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick. Another bestselling author, Jayne Ann Krentz, hosted the virtual event conversation. Pearse and Krentz spoke about the writing process and the book itself. You can order a copy of The Sanatorium through the Web Store. https://bit.ly/37tG1U8
Here’s an introduction to The Sanatorium.
REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK
An instant New York Times bestseller!
“An eerie, atmospheric novel that had me completely on the edge of my seat.” —Reese Witherspoon
You won’t want to leave. . . until you can’t.
Half-hidden by forest and overshadowed by threatening peaks, Le Sommet has always been a sinister place. Long plagued by troubling rumors, the former abandoned sanatorium has since been renovated into a five-star minimalist hotel.
An imposing, isolated getaway spot high up in the Swiss Alps is the last place Elin Warner wants to be. But Elin’s taken time off from her job as a detective, so when her estranged brother, Isaac, and his fiancÃ©e, Laure, invite her to celebrate their engagement at the hotel, Elin really has no reason not to accept.
Arriving in the midst of a threatening storm, Elin immediately feels on edge–there’s something about the hotel that makes her nervous. And when they wake the following morning to discover Laure is missing, Elin must trust her instincts if they hope to find her. With the storm closing off all access to the hotel, the longer Laure stays missing, the more the remaining guests start to panic.
Elin is under pressure to find Laure, 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 are all in. . .
Sarah Pearse grew up in Devon, UK, and studied English literature and creative writing at the University of Warwick before completing a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism. She lived in Switzerland for several years before returning to the UK. The Sanatorium is her first novel.
Here’s the conversation and the introduction to debut author Sarah Pearse.