The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

Emma Haughton


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Very few people get to stay here. And some don't get to leave ...

'Clever and atmospheric, Haughton's story weaves a delicate web of intrigue and mystery' DAILY MAIL

'This locked-room thriller wowed me. Perfect pacing and a cinematic vibe' PRIMA

'This is a great slice of creepy escapism' OBSERVER

Zoey doesn't remember anything about last night. But she knows something went badly wrong. For she is no longer in New York. She's woken up in the desert, in a white building she doesn't recognise, and she's alone.

When she discovers she's been admitted to The Sanctuary, a discreet, mysterious, isolated refuge from normal life, to avoid jail, she is stunned. She knows she has secrets, troubles, but she thought she had everything under control. But as she spends more time with other residents, she begins to open up about what she's running from. Until she realises that not everyone in The Sanctuary has her best interests at heart, and someone might even be a killer . . .

'An atmospheric and satisfyingly twisty tale' HEAT
'Fast-paced and an eclectic range of believable characters and a great setting, this book will keep you guessing right to the end' CATHERINE COOPER
'Tense, fast moving and with a vibrant cast of characters ... a gripping read' SINEAD CROWLEY
This brilliant thriller has a creeping sense of dread that will have you hooked' SUN ON SUNDAY
'Every bit as good as The Dark' BELFAST TELEGRAPH
'I loved The Sanctuary. An intriguing mystery, a visceral setting, and a fascinating set of characters make for an unputdownable read' ROZ WATKINS
'Another setting so rich you can smell the air and another absolutely gripping plot' CASS GREEN
'Atmospheric and pulse-poundingly suspenseful ... gripped me from the first page until the last. I loved it' STEPH BROADRIBB


Emma Haughton:
Emma Haughton grew up in Sussex, studied English at Oxford and worked as a journalist for several national newspapers, including The Times Travel section. Emma has written several non-fiction books for schools as well as YA thrillers. THE DARK was her first crime novel; THE SANCTUARY is her second.