Sealed

Sealed

Timely and suspenseful, Sealed is a gripping modern fable on motherhood, a terrifying portrait of ordinary people under threat from their own bodies and from the world around them. With elements of speculative fiction and the macabre, this is also an unforgettable story about a mother’s fight to survive.

Heavily pregnant Alice and her partner Pete are done with the city. Above all, Alice is haunted by the rumours of the skin sealing epidemic starting to infect the urban population. Surely their new remote mountain house will offer safety, a place to forget the nightmares and start their little family. But the mountains and their people hold a different kind of danger.With their relationship under intolerable pressure, violence erupts and Alice is faced with the unthinkable as she fights to protect her unborn child.

Title:Sealed
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781911585138
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    Sealed Reviews

  • Gumble's Yard

    Part of the 2018 Guardian Not The Booker shortlist for which I am delighted to have been picked as a judge. https://www.theguardian.com/books/boo...This book is published by Dead Ink, a UK small press...

  • Victoria (Eve's Alexandria)

    This was a completely unexpected triumph of a book. I bought it entirely on a whim in my local independent and read it immediately, prompted by Aliya Whiteley’s recommendation on the back. And it’...

  • Renee Godding

    What the actual everloving fuck... this final scene. This is why I’m terrified of childbirth. I don’t quite know how I feel about this overall. Very well done, but one of the most unpleasant thing...

  • lark benobi

    A woman gets pregnant unexpectedly, just as the world careens toward a the most horrific eco-disaster you can imagine. The writing was great, the emotional landscape was truthful, and I'm going to rea...

  • TraceyL

    A pregnant woman, who is basically afraid of everything, tries to survive a pandemic where people's orifices seal over. I wanted more of the disease stuff in the story. There was way too much of the m...

  • Jason

    In my opinion there are two types of dystopian novels; 1: Ones that are way in the future, completely unbelievable and a nice entertaining read (The Hunger Games fir example). 2: Ones that are in the ...

  • enricocioni

    Now THAT was an ending. The last twenty or so pages of Sealed are the closest thing a book has ever made me feel to that scene towards the end of a horror film when something horrific is about to happ...

  • Trisha

    After the first flames, everything is just dying sparks."This was an interesting if jumbled read. I liked the uncertainty and the real horror of it. But I didn't like the feeling of really wondering w...

  • Rachel Dawn Drenning

    Wow. When a book is written in a context that could actually happen, that's horror. I highly, highly recommend this book....

  • Jackie Law

    “I’d felt it too, the too-muchness of being in love. But I hated Pete for it at the same time. I hated his freedom and how guiltlessly he lived, how easily he took love and gave love, and how much...