The Wilds

The Wilds

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Hardback Published on: 16/07/2024
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The Wilds
Into The Wilds for a Atmospheric Sensation!
A dark, twisted and powerfully suspenseful thriller that playfully takes its reader on a mesmerizing journey from atmospheric beauty to the sinister secret... READ MORE
Steven at Bluewater
The Wilds
A dark thriller
This is the third book in the Elin Warner series. Elin is a damaged police detective who falls into investigating the disappearance of a British woman in P... READ MORE


Out here, it's easy to get lost.

After the dark events that scarred her childhood, Kier Templer escaped her hometown and twin to live her life on the road. They've never lost contact until, on a trip to a Portuguese national park, Kier vanishes without a trace.

Detective Elin Warner arrives in the same park ready to immerse herself in its vast wilderness - only to hear about Kier's disappearance, and discover a disturbing map she left behind. The few strangers at the isolated camp close ranks against her questions, and the park's wild beauty starts to turn sinister.

Elin must untangle the clues to find out what really happened to Kier. But when you follow a trail, you have to be careful to watch your back.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781408729946
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 760g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 156 x 38 mm

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The Wilds
The thriller of all thrillers!
This book is incredible. I love the style of writing and short chapters. The pase of the book is swift and seamless just making me as the reader want to ke... READ MORE
Robyn Smale
The Wilds
Suspenseful, captivating, fantastic.
As someone who hasn’t read the previous two books in the Elon Warner Series I was worried that going into this I’d be a little bit lost in the story howeve... READ MORE
Jodene Gibson
The Wilds
Brilliant read!
A gripping thriller that you just can't put down!! Flew through this as I needed to know what happened!! The story isn't fast paced in the respect that... READ MORE
The Wilds
A book that will live with me forever
Yet another fantastic gripping thriller by Author Sarah Pearse an elusive quality that enticed me to uncover the layers beneath the surface.The swift progr... READ MORE
Debra Hewitt
The Wilds
Full of twists and turns
The 3rd instalment of the Detective Elin Warner series does not disappoint! The signature twists and turns you expect from Sarah Pearse combined with an ex... READ MORE
The Wilds
Full of twists and turns
a fast paced thriller, full of twists and turns keeping you on your toes throughout. Once I’d opened it I couldn’t put it down, feeling like I was escaping... READ MORE
Jessica Wilson
The Wilds
I could not put this down!!!
This book grips you from the very beginning! I honestly have not enjoyed reading a book this much in ages. You want to know more about the characters, you ... READ MORE
Samantha Payne
The Wilds
Atmospheric, menacing, eerie and dangerous!
This is the third outing for Pearse’s Elin Warner. In the previous books, we learn that Elin has been estranged from her brother, Isaac, for a number of ye... READ MORE
The Wilds
Busman’s holiday
A third gripping instalment for Sarah Pearse’s detective Elin. After the Sanatorium and the Retreat she is on a busman’s holiday in a Portuguese National p... READ MORE
Rachel Dixon
The Wilds
A fantastic end to a very impressive series
The first two books in the Elin Warner series were both excellent - atmospheric and tense, Sarah Pearse really knows how to use the locations of her novels... READ MORE
Julia Littleton
The Wilds
Absorbing psychological thriller
The third in the Detective Elin Warner Series this is an absorbing psychological thriller set in Devon and Portugal. To try to heal their relationship Eli... READ MORE
Lynda Checkley
The Wilds
A fast paced psychological thriller
A fast paced thriller that has you gripped from the start. Exploring the theme of domestic abuse and violence it can be triggering. Kier and her twin broth... READ MORE
Paula Sterling-stead
The Wilds
A fast paced psychological thriller
A fast paced thriller that has you gripped from the start. Exploring the theme of domestic abuse and violence it can be triggering. Kier and her twin broth... READ MORE
paula sterling-stead
The Wilds
A Character-Driven and Atmospheric Finale
Sarah Pearse's Detective Elin Warner trilogy concludes with a contemplative and atmospheric finale in "The Wilds." It's different from the rest of the seri... READ MORE
Francesca Del Guidice
The Wilds
Absolute brilliant!
This book had me hooked from the start! Really likeable characters and a story that flows so well. Great setting descriptions and definitely not predictabl... READ MORE
Steph G
The Wilds
An absolute rollercoaster of a thriller.
Hooked from the first page I couldn’t wait to get to the end, whilst not wanting it to end. Sarah Pearse has a knack for dark suspense and The Wilds is n... READ MORE
Charlotte Laycock
The Wilds
Explore the depths of the wild woods where a girl is missing.
The third in a series of great thrillers by the new author Sarah Pearse. With Detective Elin Warner on the trail of a missing girl with a disturbing pas... READ MORE
ru longhurst
The Wilds
Gripping story
This is the first book that I have read by Sarah Pearse but hopefully, it won't be the last, although this book is part of a series it can be totally read ... READ MORE
The Wilds
Brilliant thriller, you won’t want to put the book down once you start
Brilliant thriller by best selling author Sarah Pearse, this is the third book in the series and I honestly couldn’t put it down once I started, I had to k... READ MORE
Ellie Usher
The Wilds
A fab read
I literally couldn’t put this book down and read it within two days as I was so gripped to find out what happened. It is a real page turner that takes you ... READ MORE
The Wilds
I absolutely loved this book. Fast paced, plenty of twists and turns.
angela hamilton
The Wilds
Gripping from the start!
A wonderfully written book that had me gripped from the onset. The story follows detective Elin Warner in the Portuguese wilderness as she goes in search o... READ MORE
Zoe Sampson
The Wilds
Thrilling and mesmerising all at once!
Having not read the first two books in the series of detective Elin Warner, I was apprehensive about how much I would actually like this one, but truth be ... READ MORE
Carol Correa
The Wilds
One of the best reads this summer!
This is the third book in the detective Elin Warner series. You don’t need to read the previous books - The Sanatorium and The Retreat however I would stro... READ MORE
Rachel Cawte
The Wilds
A real page turner
This is a great book, a story that really drives along at a pace, twisty and exhilarating. I really enjoyed the different time frames the story takes place... READ MORE
Craig Jones
The Wilds
A harrowing tale
Oh boy!! What a subject matter!! Deep in a Portuguese park, while on a holiday to heal the estranged relationship with her brother Isaac, Elin a detective... READ MORE
Nic. C/ Nickiknackinoo
The Wilds
I loved this compelling story centred around a missing person
Detective Elin Warner finds herself investigating the disappearance of Kier, who vanished in a Portuguese national park. I loved this compelling story c... READ MORE
The Wilds
A real page turner!
I couldn’t put this book down! I read this book over two nights as I needed to know what happened next! I became so invested in the characters, the twists ... READ MORE
Natalya K
The Wilds
Great read
I was kindly gifted this book but thoughts and opinions are my own. I found this book slightly slow to start but it did pick up and when it did I couldn't... READ MORE
Katherine Baulcomb
The Wilds
The Wilds
This is the third book in this cracking series so, you know what to do! Elin is a bit of a complex character so it does make sense to do this, even though ... READ MORE
The Wilds
A very good read.
I really like this series of books with Detective Elin Warner. They are well written and full of twists coupled with interesting characters. This one finds... READ MORE
Martha Brindley
The Wilds
A Great Escape and thrilling story
Although The Wilds by the fantastic writer Sarah Pearse is only available today I’ve been lucky to have accessed a pre-order copy courtesy of @sarahpearsea... READ MORE
The Wilds
Atmospheric and twisty
DS Elin Warner is on a much-needed holiday in Portugal. Stumbling across a small encampment in the middle of a forest raises suspicions, particularly as th... READ MORE
D Hart
The Wilds
The first book I’ve read from the author Sarah Pearse and I was gripped from the start. Although part of a series this book can be read alone without havin... READ MORE
Kirsty  Whitehead
The Wilds
Another great crime thriller from Sarah Pearse
I previously really enjoyed The Sanatorium and The Retreat which are the two previous books in the Detective Elin Warner series, so I was excited to start ... READ MORE
The Wilds
A must read!
I have just recently found this author and im so glad I did. Couldn’t put this book down, I’m now ordering her other two. It’s an indulgent treat to your... READ MORE
Jen Rose
The Wilds
A book you will not want to put down!!
I honestly did not want to put this book down What I liked is how we got to know the characters from there childhoods Most of the plot i wasn't expecting... READ MORE
Jennifer  Kendall
The Wilds
You'll suspect everyone in this new thriller by Sarah Pearse
This is the third Sarah Pearse book I've read and I think "The Wilds" is on par with her first book "The Sanatorium". It has a different vibe. This time ... READ MORE
Mel Pretorius
The Wilds
Compelling storyline
This was a very confusing story at times but totally gripping. The charactes were all very different but came together in a compelling storyline. The bui;l... READ MORE
Patricia Moren
The Wilds
A harrowing tale
Oh boy!! What a subject matter!! Deep in a Portuguese park, while on a holiday to heal the estranged relationship with her brother Isaac, Elin a detective... READ MORE
Nic. C/ Nickiknackinoo
The Wilds
What a read! This book hooks you in from the first chapter. It's dual POV (victim - detective) and the chapters are very short, and often end in a small ... READ MORE
Silvia  Lozza
The Wilds
Highly recommended for anyone looking for a captivating and thought-provoking thriller.
Sarah Pearse's The Wilds is a masterfully crafted thriller that plunges readers into an atmosphere of suspense and mystery from the very first page. Pears... READ MORE
Kelly Rose
The Wilds
Brilliant read
This is the third book in the series, which follows Elin Warner. A police detective from England who keeps finding herself in the middle of terrifying inve... READ MORE
amy envis
The Wilds
Full of twists and atmospheric
This book has been a page turner, with its short chapters this has made a gripping read. Detective Elin goes to Portugals national forest to reconnect with... READ MORE
Katie Read
The Wilds
Atmospheric tension filled thriller.
This is the third book featuring Detective Elin Warner but it can also be read as a stand alone story. As with the previous books in the series the locati... READ MORE
Joanne  Robbins
The Wilds
You'll not put it down!
This was my first foray into Sarah Pearse's writing and she did not disappoint. The narrative is dual sided and works between Kier in the past and Elin in ... READ MORE
The Wilds
Hold on tight because the twists and turns in this book are very unexpected but brilliant.
Hold on tight because the twists and turns in this book are very unexpected but brilliant. Personally, for me to invest time in a book I need it to be gr... READ MORE
Nicole Eman
The Wilds
fast paced thriller
The Wilds is a great fast past thriller. endearing characters that you slowly learn more and more about. Plenty of twists and turns that keeps you guessing... READ MORE
Stephanie Sherling
The Wilds
This is a really well written thriller that had me gripped throughout! It's the third book in a detective series but could be read as a standalone. I reall... READ MORE
Emma England
The Wilds
— I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and I finished it within three days as I couldn’t put it down. If you love a mystery/thriller book with twists then you... READ MORE
Nikki Tanner
The Wilds
Every chapter will have you wanting more!
It’s been a while since I’ve read a book that had me hungry for more, but The Wilds was an absolute treat! Short chapters, really engaging, and I loved the... READ MORE
Tia Jennings
The Wilds
Cannot put it down
This book is phenomenal! One of the best best books I've read in such a long time. It keeps you gripping from page to page and you cannot put it down. T... READ MORE
Jasmine Norman
The Wilds
Hunt for Missing Artist
Sibling rivalry is a well-known idea, but there are other tensions which they both experience which can cause fission. Mothers often catalyse these. In t... READ MORE
The Wilds
keeping readers guessing until the very end
From the moment I picked up this book, I was ensnared by the rich, atmospheric storytelling that Pearse has so masterfully woven. The novel's setting a re... READ MORE
Frankie Smith
The Wilds
An interesting, well paced read
It was so good to go on another investigation with Elin, the last two were incredibly good reads! This is no different, it kept me gripped from start to f... READ MORE
The Wilds
I wish book descriptions would say ‘the third in the series …’ or similar! I always fail to really enjoy a book when I have no clue as to what’s happened ... READ MORE
Carole Kendal
The Wilds
Proper page turner
I loved Sarah Pearse first two books featuring detective Elin Warner, so was keen to read The Wilds. The characters are well written and the descriptions o... READ MORE
The Wilds
A great book which has the main character from her last book in, although there are some links back to previous things that happened the book can be read w... READ MORE
Claire Stott Witton
The Wilds
A Fantastic Psychological Thriller
Even though I hadn't read the previous two books in this series, I was captivated by the story line and the characters, especially the two main characters ... READ MORE
The Wilds
Dark, absorbing thriller
Sarah Pearse does not disappoint with The Wilds. It is a dark, sinister thriller, that I just could not stop reading. Set in the south of England and Portu... READ MORE
Gina stacey
The Wilds
Good book
I had never heard of Sarah Pearse so I was very intrigued whether I'd like it or not. To be honest it took me quite a few chapters to get into it but when ... READ MORE
Maria Johnson
The Wilds
Dark and intense
I was given the opportunity to read this book, I'm so glad I did. This book had me gripped from the outset. There are so many twists, turn of events and t... READ MORE
Elaine  White
The Wilds
Wonderfully written.
A wonderful third installment of the Elin series. Brilliantly written and easy to read. A thriller full of interesting twists. You can read this story inde... READ MORE
Victoria Diment
The Wilds
Elin Warner is back, another gripping book by Sarah Pearse
This is the third book written by Sarah Pearse with Elin Warner as one of its main characters. Having read the first two this is by far the best so far. Sa... READ MORE
Pippa Hyde
The Wilds
The perfect summer thriller
I couldn't wait to get started on the third installment featuring detective Elin Warner and it didn't disappoint. I think this is Sarah's best book yet. L... READ MORE
Nicola Murray
The Wilds
Another interesting thriller
This is a good book telling two sides of a story 3 years apart until time comes as one. As with previous books it is made up of very short chapters (3-... READ MORE
The Wilds
A macabre story of death, desperation and the need to escape
This dark and dramatic entry into the Elin Warner series is the perfect reflection of the crime genre done right. It makes you feel as if you are teetering... READ MORE
Eleanor  Beasley
The Wilds
Solid psychological thriller with some dark themes that won't suit all
This isn't the normal sort of book that I'd read, but first thing to say is that I really enjoyed it. It follows the converging stories of Artist Kier a... READ MORE
Jay Hutton
The Wilds
So worth it!
The Wilds" by Sarah Pearse captivated me from the very first page and held my attention through to the last. It is rare for a book to so immediately engros... READ MORE
Prashina Oliveira De Figueiredo
The Wilds
Amazing book - full of twists and turns
Review What an amazing read! I tend to stay with the same authors/genre and the last book I read took me 6 months to read. I read the wilds in 8 days, i... READ MORE
Jodie Elford
The Wilds
Thrilling, well-written, great setting
I’ve not read any books by Sarah Pearse before but was attracted to this as I am a camper van owner, so immediately loved the premise! As a book snob, I do... READ MORE
Sara Mogford
The Wilds
Brilliant book
I love this book! I took it on holiday with me and read it in three days. The chapters are not too long which i think is good as its easy to just think i w... READ MORE
Elise H
The Wilds
Twisted and intriguing story
Do you like mysteries? I have to say that I am always in for a good mystery, and I know that Sarah Pearse books are always a must read. Told between two ... READ MORE
Maria Pujol
The Wilds
Mysterious, atmospheric, creepy.
Although this is the third book in the Detective Elin Warner series, it works well as a standalone. I prefer to read books in order but there were enough r... READ MORE
moany mum
The Wilds
Fast paced and gripping
When Kier Templer’s dark past catches up with her, she vanishes into the woods of a Portuguese national park without a trace. But when Detective Elin Warne... READ MORE
Rachel Scanlon
The Wilds
Great Psychological thriller
Having read both of Sarah Pearse’s other books this was definitely the best one yet. I enjoyed the setting of the book in the Portuguese national park, it ... READ MORE
L Reeve
The Wilds
An Exciting Read
Having read The Sanitorium and The Retreat I was delighted to be offered the chance to read the third and final book in the series about Detective Elin War... READ MORE
Chrissie Mortimer
The Wilds
A page turner!
The Wilds by Sarah Pearse I've really enjoyed this gripping story .....its the 3rd in the series of books featuring Detective Elin Warner.However  you can... READ MORE
The Wilds
The Wilds - Detective Elin Warner series
This is my first time reading Sarah Pearce. The Wilds although it is a standalone story, detective Elin Warner and her associates have featured in Sarah's ... READ MORE
The Wilds
Pure escapism with twists and turns
Sarah Pearse’s skilled writing draws you into this story from the first page. You are invested in Kier and Elin’s stories as they meld together. Having re... READ MORE
Naomi Bignell
The Wilds
Interesting read
I read this without reading the previous two books so it took me a while to get into it. I liked the short chapters, which enabled me to read just another... READ MORE
Emma  Cawse
The Wilds
4 stars
Having not read the previous novels in this series of Detective Elin Warner, I was hoping it would be easy enough to follow along, which it was. The histo... READ MORE
Jenny Smith
The Wilds
Couldn’t put down!
3rd instalment of the Detective Elin Warner series Kier Templer can’t seem to settle. After the trauma of her childhood and consequently being separated... READ MORE
Nicole Mitchell
The Wilds
A must for fans of thrillers
This book is fast paced with short chapters and distinctive characters. There are twists and turns at every corner - I couldn’t put the book down and read ... READ MORE
Sophie Ryan
The Wilds
Gripping and exciting
This book had you gripped quite early on, with twists and tales and alot of head scratching too, was a great read
Emma Edgley
The Wilds
Keeps you on the edge of your seat
I’ve read all of Sarah’s books and they just get better and better! I have fallen in love with detective Elin and admire her for all that she’s faced in l... READ MORE
Vanessa Wright
The Wilds
So Many Twists and Turns
I’m usually good at foreseeing storylines, characters actions & ultimately figuring out the ending. Not with this book, there’s so many twists and turns I... READ MORE
Victoria Beck
The Wilds
I really enjoyed this book. I found it very captivating and wanting to read more with every chapter. As a parent I love that the chapters are small so I ca... READ MORE
The Wilds
A fab thriller thrilling read!
A great Holiday read, didn’t want to put it down. The short chapters keep you going between each story and there’s a really exciting twist too! I would hig... READ MORE
Jo Cassidy
The Wilds
Great read
How can you live without knowing what would happend at The end of The Day. This is such a great read that will bring you high but would never satisfy your ... READ MORE
Madalina  Raveanu
The Wilds
A gripping thriller full of suspense and twists
The Wilds is a gripping thriller full of suspense and twists. This is the third book in the Detective Elin Warner series, however it can be read as a stand... READ MORE