Talking Scared

26 - Sarah Pearse and the Hills are Alive with the Sound of Murder

February 17, 2021 Neil McRobert Episode 26
Talking Scared
26 - Sarah Pearse and the Hills are Alive with the Sound of Murder
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Talking Scared
26 - Sarah Pearse and the Hills are Alive with the Sound of Murder
Feb 17, 2021 Episode 26
Neil McRobert

Hands up who wants a holiday! 

Sarah Pearse’s The Sanatorium could be just the thing to purge your lockdown travel desires. It will either transport you to the ice-white peaks of the Swiss Alps, to luxuriate in the views inside your mind. Or, it’ll make you never ever want to stay in a hotel again.

The Sanatorium is Sarah’s debut thriller, a novel that sits uncomfortably (in the best possible way) between crime, mystery and horror – with a hospital-cum-hotel that would rank VERY low on TripAdvisor.

Cleanliness = 5*

Location = 5*

Facilities = 5*

Chance of survival = 1*

Sarah and I discuss the tussle to define a debut novel, we share stories of living in Switzerland and ponder what it is about all that beauty that chills the bone, and we pick apart the comparisons to Stephen King and Agatha Christie.

The Sanatorium is published Feb 2nd in North America by Pamela Dorman and Feb 18th 2021 in the UK, by Bantam Press.

Stick around after the interview to hear all the big news about what’s coming to Talked Scared later this year. I’m excited, I hope you are.

Enjoy! 

Books discussed in this episode include:

  • The Shining (1977), by Stephen King
  • The Little Stranger (2009), by Sarah Waters
  • Thin Air (2016), by Michelle Paver
  • Dark Matter (2010), by Michelle Paver 

Come talk books on Twitter @talkscaredpod, on Instagram, or email direct to [email protected].

Thanks to Adrian Flounders for graphic design.

Show Notes

Hands up who wants a holiday! 

Sarah Pearse’s The Sanatorium could be just the thing to purge your lockdown travel desires. It will either transport you to the ice-white peaks of the Swiss Alps, to luxuriate in the views inside your mind. Or, it’ll make you never ever want to stay in a hotel again.

The Sanatorium is Sarah’s debut thriller, a novel that sits uncomfortably (in the best possible way) between crime, mystery and horror – with a hospital-cum-hotel that would rank VERY low on TripAdvisor.

Cleanliness = 5*

Location = 5*

Facilities = 5*

Chance of survival = 1*

Sarah and I discuss the tussle to define a debut novel, we share stories of living in Switzerland and ponder what it is about all that beauty that chills the bone, and we pick apart the comparisons to Stephen King and Agatha Christie.

The Sanatorium is published Feb 2nd in North America by Pamela Dorman and Feb 18th 2021 in the UK, by Bantam Press.

Stick around after the interview to hear all the big news about what’s coming to Talked Scared later this year. I’m excited, I hope you are.

Enjoy! 

Books discussed in this episode include:

  • The Shining (1977), by Stephen King
  • The Little Stranger (2009), by Sarah Waters
  • Thin Air (2016), by Michelle Paver
  • Dark Matter (2010), by Michelle Paver 

Come talk books on Twitter @talkscaredpod, on Instagram, or email direct to [email protected].

Thanks to Adrian Flounders for graphic design.