Sanctuary : The Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller

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'The Crucible meets Desperate Housewives in this deft and gripping supernatural thriller' Daily Mail

'Addictive' Independent

Sanctuary. It's the perfect town. . . to hide a secret.

To Detective Maggie Knight, the death of Sanctuary's star quarterback seems to be a tragic accident.

Then the rumours start.

Everyone knows his ex-girlfriend is the daughter of a witch - and she was there when he died.

Bereaved mother Abigail will stop at nothing until she has justice for her dead son. Her best friend Sarah will do everything in her power to protect her accused daughter. And the women share a secret that could shatter their lives.

As accusations fly, it falls to Maggie to find out the truth before her investigation spirals out of control.

And the town becomes no sanctuary at all.

A Sunday Times bestselling thriller for fans of Big Little Lies, A Discovery of Witches and The Familars.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 32mm | 707g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473229456
  • 9781473229457
  • 1,562,907

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What would you get if you crossed Big Little Lies with 90s teen flick The Craft and threw in a splash of Peyton Place and a dash of The Crucible? The answer is something like this addictive novel * Independent * The Crucible meets Desperate Housewives in this deft and gripping supernatural thriller * Daily Mail * Thrilling... a compelling tale of small town rivalries, mob vengeance and magic. * GUARDIAN * Oh my god, what a fabulous book! Witches meets Big Little Lies. This one is going in my forever pile because I know I'm going to read it again. Trust me, this is properly addictive! * Emma Kavanagh, bestselling author of THE MISSING HOURS * Sanctuary is Big Little Lies meets The Craft and I can not put it down * Sarah Hughes, GUARDIAN journalist * VV James has created an interesting version of America here - and it'll get you thinking. In 2019, would we suffer a witch to live or not? * SFX MAGAZINE * The Crucible meets Desperate Housewives in this deft and gripping supernatural thriller * Daily Mail *
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About V.V. James

V.V. James is the author (as Vic James) of the contemporary fantasy trilogy GILDED CAGE, TARNISHED CITY, and BRIGHT RUIN. GILDED CAGE is a 2018 World Book Night pick and a Radio 2 Book Club selection. V.V. worked as an investigative producer for Channel 4 News and now directs documentaries for BBC1 and BBC2.
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3.91 out of 5 stars
- 1,785 ratings
5 29% (526)
4 42% (741)
3 21% (378)
2 6% (115)
1 1% (25)
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