The Fell by Sarah Moss

The Fell: A Novel
.ePUB, 167 pages
Expected Publication: 01 Mar 2022
By: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

About The Book:
At dusk on a November evening in 2020 a woman slips out of her garden gate and turns up the hill. Kate is in the middle of a two week quarantine period, but she just can't take it anymore - the closeness of the air in her small house, the confinement. And anyway, the moor will be deserted at this time. Nobody need ever know. But Kate's neighbour Alice sees her leaving and Matt, Kate's son, soon realizes she's missing. And Kate, who planned only a quick solitary walk - a breath of open air - falls and badly injures herself. What began as a furtive walk has turned into a mountain rescue operation.

My Review:

She doesn’t disapprove of lockdown or masks or any of it, not on principle, only the longer this goes on the less she objects to dying and the harder it is to understand why other people don’t feel the same way.

The tension and suspense of this novel had me gritting my teeth. The writing style and descriptions of the setting placed me right inside the book. This was a very quick read that has me flipping pages like crazy. This story takes place in a single day and is very character driven with loots of internal dialogue which made me feel closer to the characters. It was a pleasant surprise to see the very human side to COVID. Most of the books I've read come from the political or scientive side of things. It was very refreshing to get inside the head of someone who has to isolate. It seemed very true to like about what that feels like and how others react to those who don't follow the rules.

With many thanks to NetGalley, Sarah Moss and Farrar, Straus and Giroux for the giving of the ARC.

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