Fellside takes the reader on a graphic, sometimes violent, journey through addiction, the criminal justice system and prison life, with two tour guides, Jess and Alex, whom travel back and forth between the worlds of the living and the dead; Jess is filled with guilt and longs for a way to atone for sins she committed and may have committed and Alex seeks justice and retribution. Its a paranormal/suspense story filled with multi=layered gritty characters, none of whom are all good or all bad, and it kept me engaged until the end. A few of the story threads were left unsewn up, leaving me to believe this may be the first in a series.
I know M.R. Carey as the author of The Girl With All The Gifts. I received an ARC of Fellside from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review of the book.