The Sanatorium – Sarah Pearse


A beautiful, eerie hotel in the Swiss Alps, recently converted from an abandoned sanatorium, is the last place Detective Elin Warner wants to be. But her estranged brother has invited her there for his engagement party, and she feels she has no choice but to accept.

Arriving in the midst of a threatening storm, Elin immediately feels on edge. And things only get worse when they wake the next morning to find her brother’s fiancée is missing. With access to the hotel cut off, the guests begin to panic.

But this is only the first disappearance. Everyone’s in danger – and anyone could be next . . .


I’m really not sure how I feel about this book. I’ve just finished and I was happy with the ending until I read the epilogue…

The story was a little slow in places, unbelievable and underwhelming. I guess many of the twists and only cared about a couple of the characters BUT I read it in two sittings and needed to know what happened, so it can’t have been doing that much wrong, surely?!

I’ve gone for a 3/5 but I certainly have mixed feelings about this one…

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