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Sarah Pearse
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Sarah Pearse

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Sarah Pearse lives by the sea in South Devon with her husband and two daughters. She studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick and worked in Brand PR for a variety of household brands. After moving to Switzerland in her twenties, she spent every spare moment exploring the mountains and still has a home in the Swiss Alpine town of Crans Montana, the dramatic setting that inspired her novel. Sarah has always been drawn to the dark and creepy - remote spaces and abandoned places - so when she read an article in a local Swiss magazine about the history of sanatoriums in the area, she knew she’d found the spark of the idea for her debut novel, The Sanatorium. Her short fiction has been published in a wide variety of magazines and has been shortlisted for several prizes.

You can find Sarah on Twitter @SarahVPearse and Instagram @sarahpearseauthor

Books by Sarah Pearse

The Retreat

The Top Ten Sunday Times bestseller. An atmospheric locked-room thriller from the breakout brand Sarah Pearse, author of The Sanatorium, the bestselling crime thriller debut of 2021.

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The Sanatorium

The breakout bestselling crime thriller debut of 2021, The Sanatorium published with rave endorsements from Richard Osman, Lucy Foley and A J Finn. An instant #1 Sunday Times bestseller, it was picked as Waterstones Thriller of the Month.

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