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Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781408729946

Price: £16.99

ON SALE: 16th July 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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NO.1 BESTSELLER THE SANATORIUM TOOK YOU INTO THE ALPS AND CHILLED YOU TO THE BONE. NOW, THE WILDS WILL TAKE YOU DEEP INTO THE WOODS . . . WILL YOU FIND YOUR WAY BACK HOME?


After the dark events that scarred her childhood, Kier Templer escaped her hometown and twin to live her life on the road. They’ve never lost contact until, on a trip to a Portuguese national park, Kier vanishes without a trace.

Detective Elin Warner arrives in the same park ready to immerse herself in its vast wilderness – only to hear about Kier’s disappearance, and discover a disturbing map she left behind. The few strangers at the isolated camp close ranks against her questions, and the park’s wild beauty starts to turn sinister.

Elin must untangle the clues to find out what really happened to Kier. But when you follow a trail, you have to be careful to watch your back…

‘An atmospheric chiller with shocking twists’ SHARI LAPENA
‘Grips from page one with its serpentine plot and mood of real menace’ LOUISE CANDLISH
‘Everything we crave in thriller writing. This is a one-sitting read’ JEFFERY DEAVER
‘A complex story with skilful twists, leading us to a breathless conclusion’ LUCY CLARKE
‘Intelligent, twisty, stylish and incredibly suspenseful’ WILL DEAN
‘An addictive, atmospheric mystery in a spectacular setting’ T.M. LOGAN
‘A stunning, sweeping suspense which leaves you reeling’ JANE CORRY
‘Will leave your jaw on the floor’ MATTHEW BLAKE
‘I was gripped and moved. A cracker of a thriller’ EVE CHASE
‘Whiplash-inducing twists. Utterly gripping’ JOHN MARRS
‘An engrossing, surprising wilderness thriller’ MARK EDWARDS

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THE SANATORIUM was a No.1 Sunday Times paperback bestseller 08.01.22.

Reviews

The Wilds is classic Sarah Pearse: a big, complicated, suspenseful mystery, infused with a technicolor range of emotion. Heartbreaking and cathartic
FLYNN BERRY
Full of foreboding and high-stakes tension . . . Shocking and chilling
NITA PROSE
The Wilds is a superb Elin Warner thriller. Intelligent, twisty, stylish and incredibly suspenseful. Had a genuine feel of Hitchcockian tension and dread - brilliant on gaslighting, trauma and coercive control - even in a beautiful Portuguese setting. Riveting
WILL DEAN
A wilderness thriller with a chilling depiction of emotional abuse at its core, it's engrossing, surprising and beautifully written
MARK EDWARDS
Creepy, deeply claustrophobic, twists and turns galore, this book is a towering example of a masterful hand at work
DAVID BALDACCI
An absolute winner! The Wilds gives us everything we crave in thriller writing: a rollercoaster of a plot, a strong and thoroughly appealing protagonist and an addictive literary voice painting rich portrayals of the characters and the ominous locale. This is a one-sitting read; plan your day accordingly
JEFFERY DEAVER
With whiplash-inducing twists and an intricately plotted story, Sarah Pearse writes with such inimitable style and confidence, it's hard to believe this is only her third novel. Utterly gripping
JOHN MARRS
I absolutely loved The Sanatorium - it gave me all the wintry thrills and chills
LUCY FOLEY
A stunning, sweeping suspense which leaves you reeling
JANE CORRY
Ramps up the creepiness at every turn
OBSERVER
A deeply compelling, tightly plotted, and transportive read. A master of suspense, Pearse weaves a complex story with skilful twists, leading us to a breathless conclusion. A must-read for 2024
LUCY CLARKE
An eerie, atmospheric novel that had me completely on the edge of my seat
REESE WITHERSPOON
Sarah Pearse always delivers a riveting read! The Wilds is a page-turning, unpredictable, and brilliantly plotted thriller that had me double-checking my locks
ASHLEY ELSTON
Layered, richly drawn, and utterly compelling. Sarah Pearse masterfully turns the screws of suspense, deftly twisting and subverting expectations until nothing and no one is what it seems. A must read!
LISA UNGER
A fabulous thriller that has a lot to say about controlling relationships and whether to trust first impressions. I was completely immersed in the setting of a Portuguese National Park - loved it!
NIKKI SMITH
An atmospheric chiller with shocking twists
SHARI LAPENA
A world-class thriller writer. Superb
STEVE CAVANAGH
A chillingly vivid thriller in a fantastic setting
T.M. LOGAN
Will have you looking over your shoulder as you read . . . wonderfully chilling
ASHLEY AUDRAIN
Guaranteed to give you goosebumps
WOMAN & HOME
Spine-tingling, with twists you'll never see coming. A must-read
RICHARD OSMAN
Menacing, creepy . . . echoes of Hitchcock and du Maurier
DAILY MAIL
An addictive, atmospheric mystery in an absolutely spectacular setting: if you enjoyed The Sanatorium you're going to love this
T.M. LOGAN
PRAISE FOR SARAH PEARSE
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PRAISE FOR THE WILDS
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So atmospheric and hold-your-breath tense with cleverly executed twists and a finale that gave me the chills
CLAIRE DOUGLAS
The Wilds has an incredible sense of place. I could smell the pine needles and feel the mist on my face. An eerie and atmospheric destination thriller with some mind-bending twists!
ALLIE REYNOLDS
It's Sarah Pearse's best book yet (a very high bar). Smart, shocking and scary, the twists had me turning pages at breakneck speed. The Wilds is everything you want a thriller to be - a cracking plot, perfectly told. I miss Elin already
NIKKI MAY
Transporting, beautifully written, the story shifting with each satisfying dark twist, I was both gripped and moved by The Wilds. A cracker of a thriller, I just loved it
EVE CHASE
Grips from page one with its serpentine plot, powerful sense of place and mood of real menace. The Wilds is Sarah Pearse's best yet
LOUISE CANDLISH
The Wilds is the perfect thriller for your summer holiday. With delicious atmospherics, compulsively readable characters and secrets that will leave your jaw on the floor, Sarah Pearse has surpassed her own dazzling standards and written her best book yet. A must-read for all thriller fans
MATTHEW BLAKE
Recalls Agatha Christie at her darkest. A fresh, daring, irresistible thriller
AJ FINN
The Wilds is visceral, evocative and crackles with tension. It's a totally engrossing, immersive and thought-provoking read, and a brilliant conclusion to a trilogy that marries edge-of-the-seat thrillers with deeply transporting writing
EMYLIA HALL