An imposing, isolated hotel, high up in the Swiss Alps, is the last place Elin Warner wants to be. But she’s taken time off from her job as a detective, so when she receives an invitation out of the blue to celebrate her estranged brother’s recent engagement, she has no choice but to accept.
Arriving in the midst of a threatening storm, Elin immediately feels on edge. Though it’s beautiful, something about the hotel, recently converted from an abandoned sanatorium, makes her nervous – as does her brother, Isaac.
And when they wake the following morning to discover his fiancée Laure has vanished without a trace, Elin’s unease grows. With the storm cutting off access to and from the hotel, the longer Laure stays missing, the more the remaining guests start to panic.
But no-one has realized yet that another woman has gone missing. And she’s the only one who could have warned them just how much danger they’re all in . . .
The Sanatorium is most definitely a page turner! I devoured this book in a couple of days, it was really difficult to put it down! The story itself is very intriguing and most certainly keeps you guessing. I kept thinking that I had it all worked out only for something else to happen, throwing my whole theory out the window.
I didn’t particularly warm to any of the characters however for this book I felt it was a good thing as it made me even more suspicious which simply added to the suspense and my enjoyment. I did grow increasingly frustrated with Elin who kept putting herself in compromising positions despite this being the reason for her career break – will she ever learn? Will was a notably intriguing character, I couldn’t help but feel that there was a devious side to him. I found him quite controlling and opinionated and I struggled to understand or relate to why Elin was so eager to please him. There are no spoilers here so I can’t tell you whether I was right in my feelings towards him, you will have to read the book to find out.
I have to be honest and say that I didn’t love the ending with regards to the reason for the crimes. It does end on a cliffhanger which I don’t mind and I will most definitely be waiting patiently for the next instalment.
Overall, The Sanatorium is a very compelling read and I would recommend it to anyone who is a lover of thrillers and mysteries.
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