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    • Publication date:22 Feb 2018
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    • Publication date:04 May 2017
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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 critically acclaimed film starring Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine.

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!' 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 has sold over a million copies and became a major motion picture, based on his own BAFTA Award-nominate 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 books regularly appear in the New York Times bestseller list. He also has several previous novels including the Felix Castor series (written as Mike Carey), two radio plays and a number of TV and movie screenplays to his credit.

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  • ISBN: 9780356503547
  • Publication date: 04 May 2017
  • Page count: 400
  • Imprint: Orbit
Spectacular! I enjoyed it just as much as The Girl With All the Gifts, if not more — No. 1 bestselling author Martina Cole
Unputdownable — IRISH TIMES
Carey writes with compassion and fire - strange and surprising and humane — Lauren Beukes, author of THE SHINING GIRLS
The hefty brio of a Stephen King, the fierce intelligence of a John Wyndham — DAILY MAIL
A tense story with superbly rendered characters — SCIFINOW
A terrifying, emotional page-turner that explores what it means to be human — KIRKUS
Thoughtful and compelling — RT BOOK REVIEWS
Carey manages to again build an impressive story that carries hope within its horror — WEEKEND HERALD
A tense, satisfying post-apocalyptic thriller — BARNES AND NOBLE SCI-FI & FANTASY BLOG
Compelling — SFX
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