"Orange is the New Black meets Ghost in this follow-up to M. R. Carey's 2014 novel The Girl With All the Gifts. Like his previous novel. I read this one in little over a day and was completely immersed in the narrative. I don't want to give anything away but if you thought Stephen King's Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption was way too lacking in supernatural events, then this is the book for you."
— Joe T.
When Jess Moulson is sent to the private penitentiary of Fellside after being convicted of the murder, she hopes to die. After years of heroin addiction and horrible circumstances, she feels that her life has hit bottom, but when she hears the voice of a little boy who asks her to help him, she sees an opportunity for redemption, for she was sent to prison for killing a little boy in a tragic fire and now he is there with her. There is an entire hegemony in Fellside that she is unaware of, like in any prison, and it is this establishment that will cause her problems. With the corruption, drugs and factions warring for power, her quest is something outside the norm, and she will travel in unusual ways to find the truth. A most entertaining and thrilling read with a bit of supernatural drama that augments the dangerous atmosphere in Fellside.
April 2016 Indie Next List
“Let's say you've been convicted of murder and sent to a maximum security prison for the remainder of your life, which should be a while since you are not that old. Then let's say that not only can you not remember killing anyone, but you can't remember who you are. Could things get any worse? How about if the ghost of the little boy you supposedly killed visits you in prison to ask for your help. What do you do? From the author of The Girl With All the Gifts comes another gripping and unforgettable story.”
— Linda Bond, Auntie's Bookstore, Spokane, WA
is as brilliant as it is dark and devious. M.R. Carey is either deranged or brilliant--or both. Hopefully, both."
—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot &Ruin and Kill Switch on Fellside
"An intense, haunting thriller with heart. You will not want to put this down."
—Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of Daughter of Smoke & Bone on Fellside
"A dark, intriguing read."
—Martina Cole, author of Get Even on Fellside
"This eerie tale is sure to hook crime fiction and horror lovers."
—Library Journal on Fellside
"A twisty crime thriller as well as an exotic ghost story, Carey's second novel is as hard to categorize as it is to put down."
—Barnes and Noble on Fellside
"A fantastic, twist-upon-twist, shape-shifting novel. Gripping, deeply affecting and arrestingly beautiful, it is a haunting tale of raw horror and extraordinary redemption. I adored every page."
—Miranda Dickinson, Sunday Times bestselling author on Fellside
"The author of The Girl With All The Gifts
delivers another gripping story."
—The Columbus Dispatch on Fellside
"Dark [and] suspenseful."
—Booklist on Fellside
"[A] grand piece of storytelling."
—Sunday Express on Fellside
"I read Fellside
in a couple of days . . . I was absolutely nuts about it."—Book Riot on Fellside
"The next fantastic novel from M. R. Carey."
—io9.com on Fellside"Fellside
is much more than 'just' a ghost story. It has elements of The Green Mile
, The Shawshank Redemption
, and Orange Is the New Black
, wrapped up in a supernatural mystery that will keep you turning pages late into the night."—Readings on Fellside
builds to a climax that's both satisfyingly worked out and shockingly emotionally intense."—RT Book Reviews on Fellside
"This is a sometimes uncomfortable book in the best ways, and its climax is satisfyingly brutal, ghostly and surprising."
—This is Horror on Fellside
"Combines a fast-paced plot with a supernatural storyline that's very believable. Gripping stuff."
—Good Housekeeping on Fellside
"Taut, tense, and unusual."
—Publishers Weekly on Fellside
"A great read that takes hold of you and doesn't let go."
—John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN on Girl With All the Gifts
"Heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human...as fresh as it is terrifying. A jewel."
—Joss Whedon on Girl With All the Gifts
"If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one, it's amazing."
—Martina Cole on Girl With All the Gifts
"One of the more imaginative and ingenious additions to the dystopian canon."
—Kirkus on The Girl With All the Gifts
"...a brilliant work of science fiction, but even people who never read science fiction should absolutely read this one."
—io9.com on The Girl With All the Gifts
"Original, thrilling and powerful."
—The Guardian on The Girl With All the Gifts
"Unique and terrifying."
—Booklist on The Girl With All the Gifts
"An instant favorite."
—Boing Boing on The Girl With All the Gifts