This is a special Signed Edition, and has very limited quantity available

Fray Signed Edition

Chris Carse Wilson author


Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers

Published:27th Apr '23

Should be back in stock very soon

This hardback is available in another edition too:

The haunting and mysterious new literary suspense novel of 2023, for fans of bestsellers THE LONEY and PINE

‘Beautiful, amazing, mesmerising’ ALAN CUMMING

‘Beautiful, amazing, mesmerising’ ALAN CUMMING

Chris will be visiting us to sign and dedicate books on Sunday 30th April, and the signed and dedicated copies will be posted or available for collection after this date.


I am not gone. Mum is not gone. We are here. We are hidden.

A father who is trying to rescue his lost wife.

Their child, desperately searching the wild forests and dangerous mountains of the Scottish Highlands, not knowing what’s out there.

An abandoned cottage in the remote wilderness, filled with thousands of confusing, terrifying handwritten notes.

And a dark, looming voice who threatens to destroy everything…


‘This hallucinatory debut will grab you’ DAMIAN BARR

‘A dark and atmospheric masterpiece’ VIKKI PATIS
Perfect for fans of Pine and The Loney, Fray announces an electrifying new voice in literary fiction


Fray was so much more than I expected. It is beautifully written, you could sit back and sip it like a good wine … I was so caught up in it I couldn't face putting it down … Most certainly recommended, this is a very accomplished debut’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Fray is an exceptional and haunting debut, very reminiscent of the work of Max Porter … I absolutely loved it. Chris Carse Wilson is a highly talented writer and Fray is filled with passages that resonated deeply with me’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Beautiful, amazing, completely mesmerising. I felt like I was inside the character’s head. Fray is right up there for me with other first person books like The Catcher in the Rye and Janice Galloway’s The Trick is to Keep BreathingALAN CUMMING

‘Mind-alteringly beautiful writing’ KIRSTIN INNES

‘Eerie and ethereal, Fray is an unsettling quest in the unforgiving Scottish highlands – utterly spellbinding’ MARION TODD

‘Writing as vivid and visceral as walking into a blizzard. In Chris Carse Wilson's hands it's as though the alphabet is a creature that has barely been tamed’ IAN McMILLAN

‘Grief is the everyday devil, and in this hallucinatory debut it grabs us by the hand. Is there a mystery to solve? Or is it the real mystery that any of us manage to go on living in the face of grief?’ DAMIAN BARR

Fray is a haunting, insightful literary story quite unlike anything I've ever read. It is a tale of family, tragedy, and loneliness set against the evocative backdrop of the Scottish Highlands, written with a unique flair and style. A dark and atmospheric masterpiece’ VIKKI PATIS

‘Chilling and very original … I couldn't put it down' SIMON McCLEAVE

Fray is a totally original novel and I loved it for that. It's mysterious, intriguing and thought-provoking. A dangerous journey that throws up lots of surprises. The writing is awe-inspiring and I very much look forward to the author's next book’ ALEX PINE

‘Chris Carse Wilson has that deftness of touch that will scare you witless but keep you coming back for more and more’ JONATHAN WHITELAW

‘An intensely atmospheric literary suspense novel … [that] carries a viscerally moving message about grief and mental health’ NATASHA ONWUEMEZI, BOOKSELLER *APRIL CATEGORY HIGHLIGHTS*

ISBN: 9780008539207-S

Dimensions: 222mm x 141mm x 26mm

Weight: 380g

240 pages