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The Breach (Paperback)

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From Philip K. Dick Award-nominated author M.T. Hill and selected as The Times 'Best Book of the Month', The Breach is a unique science fiction mystery set in the dangerous underground world of the urban exploration scene.

Freya Medlock, a reporter at her local paper, is down on her luck and chasing a break. When she's assigned to cover the death of a young climber named Stephen, she might just have the story she needs. Digging into Stephen's life, Freya uncovers a strange photo uploaded to an urban exploration forum not long before he died. It seems to show a weird nest, yet the caption below suggests there's more to it.

Freya believes this nest - discovering what it really is and where it's hidden - could be the key to understanding the mysteries surrounding Stephen's death.

Soon she meets Shep, a trainee steeplejack with his own secret life. When Shep's not working up chimneys, he's also into urban exploration - undertaking dangerous 'missions' into abandoned and restricted sites. As Shep draws Freya deeper into the urbex scene, the circumstances of Stephen's death become increasingly unsettling - and Freya finds herself risking more and more to get the answers she wants.

But neither Freya nor Shep realise that some dark corners are better left unlit.

About the Author

M.T. Hill grew up in Tameside, Greater Manchester, and now lives on the edge of the Peak District with his wife and sons. He is the author of Zero Bomb, The Folded Man and 2016 Philip K. Dick Award nominee Graft.

Praise For…


“Hill creates a future sustained not by any appeal to likelihood, but by the pure power of his prose. He’s a force, this one. He’s Possessed.” The Times 'Best Book of the Month' Review

“Top mind-bending horror.” The Sunday Sport Review

"The Breach is a powerful novel that takes a hard look at what it means to be an individual in a world where individuality and anonymity are becoming ever harder to be. Smart and unique, this is one of those novels that have more to say about the modern world the longer you think about and has gone straight to the top of my books of the year list." Ginger Nuts of Horror

“This book had me hooked. From the get go I was completely intrigued” Words of a Paige Review

“Hill is master of the slow burn... I read the later chapters of this book, breath-held, barely daring to turn the page to find out what happens next.” Geek Dad Review


“Graft is exactly what science fiction should be right now: it’s brutally dark, twisted at its heart, with an incredible sense of foreboding about where we could end up if our mistakes aren’t put right. Beautifully written, engagingly compulsive, it’s one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.”
– James Smythe, Arthur C Clarke Award-nominated author of Way Down Dark

“Hill’s world is tinged with a sense of foreboding in this refreshing take on a futuristic mystery.”
– Publishers Weekly on Graft

“Hill’s gritty and dark prose knifes its way into the reader’s subconscious.”
– Shoreline of Infinity

“I eagerly await his next work and look forward to tracing the development of his style – because I have the feeling it will be something special.”
–  SF Signal on Graft

“This gorgeous, heartbreaking book will stay with you long after you finish it. M.T. Hill is a huge talent and I can’t wait to see what he has in store next.”
– My Bookish Ways on Graft

 “A vivid, visceral dystopia.”
– Tenacious Reader

“I love weird books and The Breach fits that bill... a very worthwhile and unique experience.”
– Horror DNA Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781789090031
ISBN-10: 1789090032
Publisher: Titan Books
Publication Date: March 17th, 2020
Pages: 384
Language: English
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