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The Boy on the Bridge

Discover the word-of-mouth phenomenon

By M. R. Carey

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In The Boy on the Bridge, M. R. Carey returns to the world of The Girl With All the Gifts, the phenomenal word-of-mouth bestseller which is now a critically acclaimed film

M. R. Carey returns to the world of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, the phenomenal word-of-mouth bestseller which is now a BAFTA-nominated film.

Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy.

The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world.

To where the monsters lived.


'Spectacular! I loved it just as much as The Girl With All the Gifts, if not more' No. 1 bestselling author Martina Cole

'Carey writes with compassion and fire - strange and surprising and humane' Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls

'A tense story with superbly rendered characters' SciFiNow

'A terrifying, emotional page-turner that explores what it means to be human' Kirkus

Biographical Notes

M. R. Carey has been making up stories for most of his life. His novel The Girl With All the Gifts was a word-of-mouth bestseller and is now a major motion picture based on his own screenplay. Under the name Mike Carey he has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on Lucifer, Hellblazer and X-Men. His creator-owned series The Unwritten appeared regularly in the New York Times graphic fiction bestseller list. He also has several previous novels, games, radio plays, and TV and movie screenplays to his credit.

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  • ISBN: 9780356503530
  • Publication date: 04 May 2017
  • Page count: 400
  • Imprint: Orbit
Spectacular! — No. 1 bestselling author Martina Cole
Carey writes with compassion and fire - strange and surprising and humane — Lauren Beukes, author of THE SHINING GIRLS
A tense story with superbly rendered characters — SCIFINOW
A terrifying, emotional page-turner that explores what it means to be human — KIRKUS
This book [...] has the hefty brio of a Stephen King, the fierce intelligence of a John Wyndham — DAILY MAIL
Humane, horrific and unputdownable — IRISH TIMES
Thoughtful and compelling — RT BOOK REVIEWS
Plausible science and solid prose and characterization elevate this dystopian thriller — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
[A] brilliant character study as much as a tense, satisfying post-apocalyptic thriller — BARNES AND NOBLE SCI-FI & FANTASY BLOG
Carey manages to again build an impressive story that carries hope within its horror — Weekend Herald
Compelling — SFX
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