The Facility by Simon Lelic
A Novel

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Synopsis

"Who are you? Are you the police? This isn't legal, you know. You can't hold me like this."



In a near-future dystopian Britain, democracy has been undermined. Emboldened by new anti-terrorism laws, police start to “disappear” people from the streets for unspecified crimes. But when unassuming dentist Arthur Priestley is snatched and held prisoner at a top-secret facility, his estranged wife, Julia, and a brave but naive journalist named Tom Clarke embark on a harrowing quest for the truth. Following a trail that leads to the very top of government, they soon find themselves fighting for their lives. Well-crafted, fast-paced, and totally compelling, The Facility is a brilliant thriller that resonates eerily with the timbre of our times.




 

About Simon Lelic

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SIMON LELIC, a former journalist who currently runs his own business, lives in Brighton, England, with his wife and three children. This is his third novel.
 
Published August 28, 2012 by Penguin Books. 352 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Guardian

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The Facility by Simon Lelic Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop Simon Lelic's second novel (the follow-up to his well-received Rupture, a...

Jan 23 2011 | Read Full Review of The Facility: A Novel

Publishers Weekly

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When dentist Arthur Priestley winds up in a cell in a strange facility after two men who refuse to identify themselves harshly interrogate him, Priestley’s estranged wife, Julia, asks Tom Clarke, a journalist for an online libertarian news site, to investigate her husband’s arrest.

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Book Reporter

THE FACILITY is a must-read, eye-opening novel that is a social parable in the disguise of a modern thriller.

Oct 22 2012 | Read Full Review of The Facility: A Novel

AV Club

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In Simon Lelic’s conspiracy-horror novel The Facility, the British government snatches scores of people off the streets and quarantines them in a secret facility.

Oct 15 2012 | Read Full Review of The Facility: A Novel

Express

Apart from Henry Graves, out of his depth in his new job, there is the naive journalist Tom Clarke, persuaded by a woman, Julia, to track down her missing husband, a dentist who is being held at the eponymous facility under Draconian new anti-terrorism laws.

Jan 07 2011 | Read Full Review of The Facility: A Novel

Metro

So while… Top Pet Buys – How to keep your dog warm this winter It’s freezing outside and it’s not much better inside.

Jan 05 2011 | Read Full Review of The Facility: A Novel

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