Jess wakes up in terrible pain, uncertain who she is or where she is. Things get worse when she learns she is accused of murder. With no memory of events leading up to the fire which has disfigured her and caused the death of a child, Jess comes to believe she is guilty and refuses food. On the edge of death, she is visited by the ghost of the boy who died. He wants Jess to help find his real murderer, but what can she do from prison? A thriller with a sci-fi twist, Carey asks the reader to go into another plain of consciousness with Jess and the ghost to solve the mystery. You'll want to read just one more chapter before your head hits the pillow.— From Karen's Staff Favorites
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
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?
By the same author, writing as Mike Carey:
The Devil You Know
Dead Men's Boots
Thicker Than Water
The Naming of the Beasts
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.
"Fellside 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
"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