"‘The Sanatorium’ is a highly accomplished book, particularly for a first novel.'"
A five star hotel, full of up to the minute luxury and stunning design features, has been created from the shell of an old sanatorium, originally designed to treat patients suffering from tuberculosis. The design of the new hotel incorporates some of the extraordinary artefacts that were then used. The hotel, now named Le Sommet, is the venue for the engagement party of Isaac and Laure. Attending reluctantly is Isaac’s sister, Elin Warner and her partner, Will. Elin is estranged from her brother because of something that happened in their childhood, but exactly what only emerges slowly as the story progresses.
The morning after Elin and Will arrive, Laure goes missing. At the same time a frightening storm is developing in the mountains and avalanches are threatened. All the guests are advised to leave and seek safety in the valley, but not everyone goes. The remaining few are confronted with more scary happenings until finally it emerges that all the mysterious events trace back to the original history of the sanatorium.