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The jawdropping and twisty new thriller from the author of The Perfect Father

Four pregnant women. Three nights of pampering at an exclusive yoga retreat. One too many deadly secrets…

On a remote farm in the deepest Devonshire countryside, four pregnant women arrive at an exclusive yoga retreat for a five-star weekend of prenatal pampering. The location is idyllic.

Their host, Selina, is eager to teach them all she knows about pregnancy and motherhood. But, like Selina, each of the women has a secret.

And secrets can be deadly . . . 

Thanks to NetGalley and Quercus Books for letting me read this book prior to its publication. My opinion is 100% honest, unbiased, and my own. I have read all books by Charlotte Duckworth and I was thrilled to read a new one.

The Sanctuary was a book that kept me reading almost non-stop until I finished it. Although a couple of details were a bit predictable, the plot as a whole worked well. Although normally I don’t like books with multiple points of view, that didn’t bother me here because each character had a distinctive voice that made me be aware at all times of who was talking and telling the story.

The characters were very well fleshed out, very real-like. I was rooting for some, feeling sorry for others, and really hating a few. If I can feel so strongly about a fictional person, that means the author did a great job.

Overall, a really interesting book about the topic of pregnancy and maternity, and also about the cult-like places that pop up around pregnant women.

So, for all of that, I give this book… 4 TEA CUPS!

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