The Institution

By Helen Fields, Reader to be announced

‘Deliciously dark and utterly compelling – I couldn’t put it down.’ – CLARE MACKINTOSH

They’re locked up for your safety.

Now, you’re locked in with them.

How do you find a murderer in a prison full of killers?

On a locked ward in the world’s highest-security prison hospital, a scream shatters the night.

A nurse has been murdered and her daughter has been taken.

And with only five days to find the girl, the clock is ticking for Dr Connie Woolwine to find a killer hiding in plain sight…

Welcome to The Institution. The locked room thriller readers don’t want to leave.

‘This is the best book I’ve read in years!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I don’t think I have ever read anything that gripped me quite so intensely.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An absolutely mind-blowing suspense thriller.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Terrifyingly brilliant. An absolute must-read.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A book that evolves at break-neck speed, taking the reader on a spine-chilling journey.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘If this book isn’t a smash hit I’ll claw my own eyes out!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Tense, exciting, heart-thumping action’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Deliciously creepy, unflinching and addictive.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A first-class locked room thriller.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Gobsmackingly good!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Helen Fields’ talent for creating atmospheric thrillers knows no bounds.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A real page-turner; what a ride straight from the outset. I felt physically chilled.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Chilling, claustrophobic and packed with twists and turns.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Original and innovative…a crackingly scary thriller.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Dark, atmospheric, creepy and hauntingly good. Kept me guessing until the end – I loved it.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Amazing is all I can say – I loved it!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Format: Digital download
Release Date: 02 Mar 2023
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-853349-6
Helen Fields studied law at the University of East Anglia, then went on to the Inns of Court School of Law in London. She joined chambers in Middle Temple where she practised criminal and family law. After her second child was born, Helen left the Bar, and now runs a media company with her husband David. The DI Callanach series is set in Scotland, where Helen feels most at one with the world.Helen and her husband are digital nomads, moving between the Americas and Europe with their three children and looking for adventures. Helen loves Twitter but finds it completely addictive. She can be found at @Helen_Fields.


”'Deliciously dark and utterly compelling - I couldn’t put it down.” - - Clare Mackintosh

”'Brilliant!The Institution is a harrowing, nonstop story that will grab you from the first page and not let go. You’ll consume it in one sitting.” - - Jeffery Deaver

”'Quite simply, wow! One of the best high concept thrillers I've read in forever. I raced through this riveting thriller in a single, breathless session of oh-my-God-what-is-going-to-happen-next.” - - New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner

”'Absolutely AMAZING. Tense, engrossing and gripping with a truly unique main character.” - Angela Marsons

”'An intense, fast paced, locked room thriller. A brilliant concept which kept me guessing right until the end. Fields is at the top of her game.” - John Marrs

”'Dark and atmospheric with some brilliantly horrific characters. Compelling and unputdownable.” - - Catherine Cooper

‘A terrifying, shocking, pulse racing thriller. One of the best crime novels I've read in a long time.' - Jacqui Rose -

”'Criminally compulsive, claustrophobic and captivating, The Institution is Helen Fields at her just-one-more-chapter best.” - - Neil Broadfoot

'Scary, tense and totally absorbing, I just couldn't put it down. Wonderful.' - Simon McCleave -

”'A wonderful, compulsively gripping rollercoaster of a read.” - - Liz Nugent

”'A white-knuckle ride that is completely addictive. Chillingly effective.” - - B P Walter