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"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
In the aftermath of a devastating fire, a prisoner is offered one chance at redemption in this haunting supernatural suspense from the author of USA Today bestseller, The Girl With All the Gifts.
Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It's not the kind of place you'd want to end up. But it's where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life.
It's a place where even the walls whisper.
And one voice belongs to a little boy with a message for Jess.
Will she listen?
Lose yourself in Fellside, M. R. Carey's chillingly atmospheric tale of addiction, revenge, and redemption.
About the Author
M. R. Carey has been making up stories for most of his life. His novel The Girl With All the Gifts was a USA Today bestseller and is a major motion picture based on his BAFTA-nominated screenplay. Under the name Mike Carey he has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on X-Men and Fantastic Four, Marvel's flagship superhero titles. His creator-owned books regularly appear in the New York Times bestseller list. He also has several previous novels, two radio plays, and a number of TV and movie screenplays to his credit.
"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
"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