The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

the gripping must-read thriller by the Sunday Times bestselling author


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There's no way back from paradise.
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Last Day, this high-concept thriller will provoke and grip you from the very first page . . .

'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' Guardian
'Absolutely brilliant. I'm thinking it needs to be made into a movie!' Zoe Ball

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 fiancée 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 . . .

'The considerable pleasure of this novel is in the getting from here to there' The Times
'Gripping, unsettling and original. Andrew Hunter Murray is a fabulous storyteller.' Tim Harford
'Rich in imagination and stylishly written ... Totally absorbing.' Paul Burke, Crime Time FM

Readers can't get enough of The Sanctuary . . .

***** 'A thoughtful, impressive science fiction thriller.'
***** 'I hope AHM keeps writing books because they are *chef's kiss* perfection.'
***** 'Some great twists, turns and surprises! Thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking.'
***** 'I like Andrew Hunter Murray's style ... It was a brilliant read.'
***** 'This book took a totally different turn to what I was expecting! Really enjoyable, stayed up late to finish it as the story was so tense towards the end.'

About the author

Andrew Hunter Murray

Andrew Hunter Murray is a writer, broadcaster and comedian. He co-hosts the award-winning podcast No Such Thing As A Fish, which has been downloaded 500 million times and toured the world, and spent fourteen years writing for BBC2’s QI. He also writes jokes and journalism for Private Eye magazine and hosts the Eye's podcast, Page 94.

His first novel, The Last Day, was a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller, and one of the top 10 fiction debuts of 2020; his second, The Sanctuary, was a Waterstones Thriller of the Month.

Andrew lives in London, in a house which largely belongs to someone else (Barclay’s).
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