The Sanatorium By Sarah Pearse Ebook Download
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"An eerie, atmospheric novel that had me completely on the edge of my seat." --Reese Witherspoon
You won't want to leave. . . until you can't.
Half-hidden by forest and overshadowed by threatening peaks, Le Sommet has always been a sinister place. Long plagued by troubling rumors, the former abandoned sanatorium has since been renovated into a five-star minimalist hotel.
An imposing, isolated getaway spot high up in the Swiss Alps is the last place Elin Warner wants to be. But Elin's taken time off from her job as a detective, so when her estranged brother, Isaac, and his fiancée, Laure, invite her to celebrate their engagement at the hotel, Elin really has no reason not to accept.
Arriving in the midst of a threatening storm, Elin immediately feels on edge--there's something about the hotel that makes her nervous. And when they wake the following morning to discover Laure is missing, Elin must trust her instincts if they hope to find her. With the storm closing off all access to the hotel, the longer Laure stays missing, the more the remaining guests start to panic.
Elin is under pressure to find Laure, 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 are all in. . .
This book was so slow I had to force myself to continue reading. Finally picks up after 200 pages and then a really disappointing ending. I don’t know what people see in it. Good plot idea, good setting but really disappointing execution and direction.
Book kept me in suspense while reading. Ending left me looking for more.
Too many story lines going on. The main character went on a vacation to tie up loose ends with her brother and then she ends up down a really tedious rabbit hole into an investigation that has nothing to do with him. I have so many questions about why the author focused on so many details and events that didn’t end up meaning anything. The concept for the book was really good, just didnt get a feeling of satisfaction after I finished it
I was very intrigued all the way up until the end. Although there is a fair explanation in the end, I felt that it was left with many plot holes. All in all, the imagery is great and it is definitely suspenseful. I think it is worth the read for sure!
Way too long and kind of boring. The main character did not have a lot of depth.
Please do not waste your money on this book. All I got out of it was the lesson to not trust the word of Reese Witherspoon. I had such high hopes. Story seemed to have all the classic hallmarks of a gothic horror. But nope. I felt not one single emotion during the whole read - not a trace of fear, excitement, anticipation, chills, sympathy, anxiety. Nothing. Main character Elin is a badly-written cliché with no redeeming qualities whatsoever, and there’s absolutely no one else of interest in the whole book. The big reveal at the end is so convoluted it leaves you shaking your head, wondering why you’re meant to care. It wasn’t even written well. The author’s heavy-handed writing style over-explains every plot twist to death, such that you end up yawning and skimming pages just to get to the end. And the epilogue makes absolutely no sense. Please spare yourself the trouble and skip this one.
When reading a book like this , the conclusion to the mystery has to be worth it. The big reveal left me cold, but the epilogue left me wondering if the Elin character was due for a sequel. We shall see.
This book was terrible and poorly written-the lead character ELIN was a mess and the conclusion was beyond stupid. I should have stopped reading half way through. Save your time and energy.
This was a very tedious book because of the continuous descriptions of the characters bodies and moods. The story line was simple and predictable. Elin the main character suffers from many things including hyperhidrosis.
My only criticism is that the killers motive was not strong enough to kill so many people. But it was an enjoyable book.
Three stars for setting and the whole keeps-you-up-at-night factor, but that is pretty much where my praise ends. This book had a lot of potential, but the ending absolutely fell apart - it felt as though the author was fed up with the arduous process of writing a novel, had enough, and decided to just quickly pin the story together by selecting a character at random and assigning the blame to them. The story was creepy, I’m not exactly MAD that I read it, but I am definitely disappointed by the left-field outcome of this whodunnit and I bet you will be, too.
But a bit disjointed at the end, not everything addressed, wanted to know more about the mindset and future of the primary characters.
The story is interesting. The beginning and middle are good. Toward the end the book begins to move slow and the end unravels so loosely. I would have rather seen Margot’s motives for the killings be the end. The rest seemed to come out of nowhere and have little bearing on the vast majority of the book. Also the beginning there is focus on Adele’s capture and her captivity but then nothing further until she turns up dead. The lack of further focus on that part of the story seems like bad story telling. The main characters are interesting to a point. To me Elin’s trama was dragged out for much too long given her quick recovery of it. I wouldn’t recommend unless you are trapped in a hotel due to a monster snow storm and you have lots of time to kill.
Frustrating read. The title and synopsis made me interested but the sophomoric development of plot and zero character development made it a total waste of time.
Great book! Couldn’t put it down. Ending was a little hard to follow though!
I love the way this author describes detail. She really makes you feel like you are there! I was on the edge of my seat reading this book. Amazing twists and turns until the end! Cannot believe this is her first book! Looking forward to reading more of her work!
Excellent thriller! The suspense doesn’t end until the last sentence! I thoroughly enjoyed this new author’s first book, and I hope she continues the story in her next novel.
Very long...gory...contrived and unbelievable.
Definitely a good thriller - some chapters kept me up at night. Hotel with an ominous past was a really cool setting. I enjoyed the history part of it immensely. The protagonist Elin however made a lot of ridiculous, repetitive decisions and mistakes. And the epilogue introduces something completely out of the blue - was this necessary?
Couldn’t put the down! Such a thrilling read which kept me on the edge of my seat!
Not great. The main character was reckless and ineffective in her investigation skills. There were also big plot holes.
Overall I enjoyed the book, was nicely creepy. There were some aspects I didn’t like, and it seemed sloppily written in some parts, but I still finished it in a few days. Good enough read.
It was a fun read. Just got a little slow for a bit to me.
This book is so good!! Can’t wait for more from Sarah Pearce!!
A bit slow in places, somewhat predictable.
I bought this before a work trip and finished it before I got back home! It was engaging start to finish. The detail was fabulous and excitement in every chapter. Definitely recommend! I can’t wait for more!
While I loved the setting and idea, I felt like the characters were undeveloped. The back stories were initially intriguing, but left much to be desired in the conclusion. Also, the book climax was not as intriguing as I expected. Overall, it was ok.
Great book! The ending was a little loose but over all it was a great story !