Penguin Random House: Sarah Pearse’s THE SANATORIUM Named New Reese’s Book Club Pick

Reese Witherspoon has selected THE SANATORIUM by Sarah Pearse, published by Pamela Dorman Books, as Reese’s Book Club February pick. Witherspoon raved on Instragram: “Want to hear something scary? This month’s @ReesesBookClub pick is CHILLING! The Sanatorium by @sarahpearseauthor is an eerie, atmospheric novel that had me completely on the edge of my seat. Let’s set the mood…. You’re in a remote location—at a hotel—and there’s a snowstorm. The winds are howling, the snow is pelting in every direction, there’s a missing person, and a dead body shows up….! For all the unforeseen twists and turn, pick up a copy of this who-done-it and follow along at #reesesbookclub!”

From a starred Booklist review: “Pearse not only creates believably fallible characters, she also vividly portrays the frigid landscape of Le Sommet buffeted by blizzards, and a chilling epilogue cries out for a sequel. Crime-fiction readers will want to keep an eye on Pearse.”

Publishers Weekly enthused: “Pearse’s engrossing debut boasts a highly atmospheric setting . . . Readers will applaud as Elin, for all her anxieties, emerges as a competent sleuth. This dark tale of family dynamics is sure to please suspense fans.”

Pearse will participate in a PRH radio satellite tour on Tuesday, February 9.

Sarah Pearse grew up in Devon, UK, and studied English literature and creative writing at the University of Warwick before completing a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism. She lived in Switzerland for several years before returning to the UK. THE SANATORIUM is her first novel.