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  • Published: 19 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781787633346
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $32.99

The Retreat

The addictive new thriller from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Sanatorium




DS Elin Warner returns in the addictive new thriller from the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of 2021's top-selling debut, The Sanatorium.

Most are here to recharge and refresh.
But someone's here for revenge . . .

An eco-wellness retreat has opened on an island off the coast of Devon, promising rest and relaxation - but the island itself, known locally as Reaper's Rock, has a dark past. Once the playground of a serial killer, it's rumoured to be cursed.

DS Elin Warner is called to the retreat when a young woman's body is found on the rocks below the yoga pavilion, in what seems to be a tragic fall. But the victim wasn't a guest - she wasn't meant to be on the island at all.

When a man drowns in a diving incident the following day, Elin starts to suspect that there's nothing accidental about these deaths. But why would someone target the retreat - and who else is in danger?

Elin must find the killer - before the island's history starts to repeat itself . . .

PRAISE FOR SARAH PEARSE:

'This spine-tingling, atmospheric thriller has it all . . . A must-read.' Richard Osman, bestselling author of The Thursday Murder Club
'An absolutely splendid Gothic thriller.' A. J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
'An addictive, creepy and twisting read.' Stylist

'Dark, suspenseful and downright chilling . . . it had me on the edge of my seat from the first page.' Sally Hepworth, author of The Mother-in-Law

'A mix of whodunnit and psychological thriller with hints of horror, this fine debut [...] is smartly structured and often powerful.' Sunday Times
'A chillingly vivid thriller in a fantastic setting.' T M Logan, bestselling author of The Holiday
'A menacing, creepy debut [...] echoes of Hitchcock and du Maurier.' Daily Mail

'An eerie atmospheric novel that had me completely on the edge of my seat.' Reese Witherspoon, for Reese's Book Club

  • Published: 19 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781787633346
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Sarah Pearse

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

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