I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Fellside by M.R. Carey
Published by Orbit on April 5, 2016
Genres: Fiction, Horror, Thriller
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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?
So I picked Fellside up because I adored The Girl With All the Gifts, so to see M. C. Carey’s new book was really exciting. And there was a little bit of jumping up and down. Unfortunately/fortunately (depending how you look at it) this is a completely different book in ever way. This doesn’t mean that it was a bad book, rather my expectations got in the way.
This is a mystery book with a fantastical element. Fellside is an intriguing read due to Jess, an interesting character who you cannot help but pity and wonder what fate will bring to her. Despite everything that seems to have happened, there is a need to push forward and demand justice.
For me the second half of the book is better, when things are untwisting and everything seems to be catching up with one another. And questions start becoming more urgent and with a more certain need to be answered.
A dark and brutal read, this is one book not to enter lightly into. Gripping, impulsive and powerful, Fellside looks into the darker side of prison and how one deals and overcomes their guilt.
Creepy and compulsive this is one mystery you do want to solve.