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Outcast

Book Two
  • Author
    • Louise Carey
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  • Published: Jul 21 2022
  • Pages: 400
  • 196 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9781473230019
TRUTH.
LIES.
IT CAN BE HARD TO TELL THEM APART.

When a bomb goes off at InTech HQ, everything changes for Tanta's corporation. Order becomes disorder. Safety becomes danger. Calm becomes chaos.

Tanta is tasked with getting to the bottom of the attack before violence and unrest overtake the city. But even though the evidence points towards rival corporation Thoughtfront, Tanta can't shake the feeling that she's missing something.

There's a dark secret at the heart of the case, one that will reveal more about her own corporation than Tanta would like. And the closer Tanta gets to the mystery, the more she comes to realise something terrible:

Sometimes facing the truth can be the hardest thing of all.

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'Deft satire' New Scientist

'A page-turning thriller' Guardian on Inscape

'A high-octaine, cyberpunk-flavoured adventure' Washington Post on Inscape

'A propulsive thriller' SFX on Inscape

'Chillingly plausible' Claire North on Inscape

'This is cyberpunk rebooted' Stephen Baxter on Inscape

'Calling Hollywood: here's your next big streaming hit' Joe Hill on Inscape
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Press Reviews

  • New Scientist
    Deft satire
  • Buzz Mag
    Immersive and intense . . . Thoroughly enjoyable in all its thrills, spills, twists and turns: I personally cannot wait for the next Inscape instalment from Carey
  • The Eloquent Page
    Like its predecessor, Outcast is a whip-smart science fiction thriller with real depth. Conspiracies, revelations and more tension than you could wave a big stick at ensure this series continues to deliver on every level.
  • Runalong The Shelves
    Outcast is a sleek, smart, fast paced and hugely enjoyable SF thriller with two really stand-out lead characters. We have a fascinating story exploring corporation's greed and ruthlessness, the power of mind control and the morality of doing the right thing. I raced through this and had a great time apart from knowing I've a while to wait for the next book. Firmly cementing Carey as a writer to watch in the genre. Strongly recommended!
  • Fantasy Book Nerd
    Inscape came along at the beginning of 2021 and blew my socks right off! And now at the beginning of 2022 we have Outcast, the second one in the series. And guess what, that blew my socks off too
  • Concatenation
    There's fine world-building here, and the plot moves at pace, with a few twists and turns to keep readers wrong-footed . . . I thoroughly enjoyed this novel so this is a strong recommendation from me
  • Unseen Library
    A brilliant and powerful cyberpunk thriller read that is incredibly fun and very clever.