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The Sanctuary: A must-read locked-room thriller that you will leave you on the edge of your seat

Emma Haughton

4 Reviews

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Thriller / suspense

A brilliant locked room thriller set in a mysterious retreat in the Mexican desert, from the bestselling author of THE DARK.

Very few people get the opportunity to stay here.
And some don't get to leave ...

Zoey doesn't remember anything about last night. But she knows something went badly wrong. For she is no longer in New York. She's woken up in the desert, in a white building she doesn't recognise, and she's alone.

When she discovers she's been admitted to The Sanctuary, a discreet, mysterious, isolated refuge from normal life, to avoid jail, she is stunned. She knows she has secrets, troubles, but she thought she had everything under control. But as she spends more time with other residents, she begins to open up about what she's running from. Until she realises that not everyone in The Sanctuary has her best interests at heart, and someone might even be a killer . . .

Praise for THE DARK:
'Outstanding ... Haughton writes vividly about a claustrophobic community ... her novel really is a superlative locked-room mystery' Sunday Times (Crime Book of the Month)
'Haughton has created a fantastically atmospheric setting ... it's a chilling race to the finish to discover whodunnit' Observer
'A sense of growing menace pervades ... the freezing wasteland and claustrophobic workings of the research station are finely rendered' Financial Times
'The kind of heart-pounding, sleep-stealing read that you want to recommend to everyone you meet. An absolutely thrilling book' CASS GREEN
'Chilling and atmospheric . . . had me turning the pages late into the night' MARK EDWARDS
'Tense, thrilling and unpredictable, with one of the most unique and dangerous settings imaginable' ALLIE REYNOLDS
'Set against the dangerous sub-zero temperatures end endless night of the Antarctic... Brilliantly atmospheric and terrifying' CATHERINE COOPER

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Praise for The Sanctuary: A must-read locked-room thriller that you will leave you on the edge of your seat

  • Praise for THE DARK - -

  • Tense, thrilling and unpredictable, with one of the most unique and dangerous settings imaginable, THE DARK is a totally chilling read - Allie Reynolds, author of SHIVER

  • Outstanding - Sunday Times, Crime Book of the Month

  • Great characterisation, possible unreliable narrator, increasingly tense plot - Marian Keyes

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