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  • Published: 5 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784709518
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

Sanctum




Could the perfect wife also be the perfect killer? An addictive, beautifully written thriller from one of Britain's most acclaimed crime writers

PERFECT WIFE. PERFECT KILLER?'A masterly psychological web of people on the edge and the devils that lie beneath their apparent respectability. Engrossing' Guardian Susie Harriot, a respected psychiatrist, has been convicted of the brutal murder of a serial killer in her care. It looks certain that she will be given a life sentence, depriving her of her home, her family and her two-year-old daughter.

Susie's husband, Lachlan, is convinced she is innocent and is desperate to prove it. Each night, he climbs the stairs to her study and goes through her papers - her case notes, her interviews, and the press cuttings from the trial.

But the more Lachlan discovers, the more he suspects that his wife has been hiding a dark secret.

  • Published: 5 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784709518
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Denise Mina

Denise Mina is the author of the Garnethill trilogy, the Paddy Meehan series and the Alex Morrow series. She has won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award twice and was inducted into the Crime Writers’ Association Hall of Fame in 2014. The Long Drop won the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2017 as well as the Gordon Burn Prize and was named by The Times as one of the top ten crime novels of the decade. Conviction was the co-winner of the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2019 and was selected for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Book Club. Denise has also written plays and graphic novels, and presented television and radio programmes. She lives and works in Glasgow.

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Praise for Sanctum

One of the most exciting writers to have emerged in Britain for years

Ian Rankin

Quite simply brilliant... Mina springs a number of surprises, not least the terrific ending

Observer

A masterly psychological web of people on the edge and the devils that lie beneath their apparent respectability. Engrossing

Guardian

Something special... A tour de force

Times Literary Supplement

A gem of a novel. One of those sharp, shrewd, incisive stories that sneaks under your skin and stays there for days. Read it: you'll be glad you did

Glasgow Herald

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