The Sanctuary (Paperback)Andrew Hunter Murray (author)
The QI elf and author of The Last Day delivers a disturbing vision of a dystopian Britain in this lean, intelligent thriller about a jilted lover venturing to the remote island his fiancée refuses to leave.
Waterstones Thriller of the Month for June 2023
There's no way back from paradise.
By the bestselling author of The Last Day, this high-concept thriller will provoke and grip you from the very first page.
Sanctuary Rock is a perfect place. A remote island, owned by a wealthy philanthropist who is building a brand-new world on the ruins of the old one. Ben only came to the island to bring his fiancee Cara home. But when he arrives, he is rapidly seduced by the vision of a better way of life, as described by the charismatic and mysterious Sir John. Before long, he decides to stay. But the island holds darker secrets than he could ever have suspected.
Then he learns the only route back to the mainland is about to close for good.
And his own life may be in terrible danger.
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
'Imaginative and intriguing. Sucks you in and doesn't let you leave until the very last page.' - Anthony Horowitz
'Smoothly written, thought provoking. With an effective shocker of an ending.' - The Guardian
'The considerable pleasure of this novel is in the getting from here to there.' - The Times
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