Manifest Recall

“Manifest Recall is an uppercut of a novella that is sure to loosen a few teeth…” – The Grim Reader

Following a psychotic break, Eli Carver finds himself on the run, behind the wheel of a car that’s not his own, in the company of a terrified woman he doesn’t know. As he slowly rebuilds his memories, layers of ugly truth are peeled back and dark secrets are revealed. Before long, the duo find themselves on the wrong side of Eli’s old criminal syndicate, in a struggle for survival against the most dangerous forces in their lives.

They have to go back into the underbelly of humanity, laid bare and ready for the bullet or the knife. And all the way, Eli is haunted by the ghosts of people he’s killed in the past, haranguing him, a supernatural peanut gallery of mockery and hate. Manifest Recall follows Eli Carver’s downward spiral of psychosis, through the darker aspects of lost memories, human guilt, and the insurmountable quest for personal redemption.


Out now from Grey Matter Press, wherever books are sold.

ISBN10: 1940658950

ISBN13: 9781940658957


If you like crime/noir horror hybrids do check out Alan Baxter’s MANIFEST RECALL. It’s a fast, gritty, mind-f*ck.” – Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World.

“…it is difficult to fathom how Baxter will be able to keep up the relentless pace and energy of the first part, but maintain it he does. Exceeds it, even. For fans of noir, or simply lovers of a story full of action and intrigue, Manifest Recall has everything you could want from a novella… If page one starts with a sucker punch, the remainder of the book might be thought of as continuing from there. A relentless beating of the reader, but one which you will to go on until the bitter end.” – This Is Horror

“Baxter’s writing is sharp and direct and there is not a single lull in the novella’s 160 pages. If you are a fan of dark fiction, this is essential reading and this is definitely in contention for my favorite novella of the year.” – Ink Heist

“I highly recommend it, there was never a flat scene, never a dull moment and there was always something coming around the bend to add a new flavor to the already robust drama. (PS. SUCH A GREAT ENDING) I can’t wait for more!” – Mother Horror

“Alan Baxter’s thrillers have complete anatomy—muscles, brains, guts, and heart.” – World Fantasy Award-nominated author, Anna Tambour.

“Freaking. Amazing. This book hooked me immediately and never let go. This is a story of darkness and revenge broken into two parts. Part One felt like the movie Memento and Part Two felt like the movie Scarface. Incredible. It’s high action, quick paced, with amazing character development and plot. Absolutely worth a read.” – Sci-Fi & Scary. (Click the link for the full, detailed review, and much more great content.)

Manifest Recall is an uppercut of a novella that is sure to loosen a few teeth… a jigsaw puzzle, reminiscent of the Guy Pearce movie Memento… with a backseat of supernatural baggage too. Manifest Recall is tougher than boot leather… Manifest Recall showcases everything Alan Baxter is good at: great characters, gripping action and tight plotting. Eli Carver is definitely a character I want to read more of. Count me in for book 2. 5/5 flashbacks from the Grim Reader.” – The Grim Reader. (Click the link for the full, detailed review, and much more great horror content.)

“A vicious revenge thriller told out of sequence, which pulls no punches… Manifest Recall is the literary equivalent of a vicious kick in the nether regions… an unrelenting, brutal, and vicious assault which by the time you get to the final pages has a huge body count… Manifest Recall isn’t strictly a horror novel, but as layers of ugly truth are peeled back and dark secrets are revealed, there is a lot of horror on offer… powerfully written and will knock the stuffing out of the most hardened horror freak… Will Eli Carver return for a second outing? I hope so… Manifest Recall has a very cool and satisfying ending but there is definite scope for this very likeable bad boy to bounce back and cause more mayhem. If you enjoy unrelenting, almost comic book action, with an atmospheric urban setting this novella is a top quality read.” – Ginger Nuts of Horror. (Click the link for the full, detailed review, and much more great horror content.)

“In MANIFEST RECALL author Alan Baxter channeled the late Tom Picirilli in a fast paced brutal mob inspired break with reality tale that left me gasping for more. Baxter’s writing left nothing to be desired. Everything you could ask for was there. Characters were unique and fully described. No situation was left dangling. Add this to your must read summer list. Add a mint julep and you’re good to go.” – Cat After Dark

“Alan Baxter’s Manifest Recall grabs you by the scruff of the neck from word one and doesn’t let go. It’s fast paced, bad people doing bad things to other bad people. I gobbled it down in two nights. You should, too. Highly recommended!” – Bram Stoker Award-nominated author John F.D. Taff.

MANIFEST RECALL is a blood fueled bullet train roaring through the criminal underworld. A manic story of loss and revenge, MANIFEST RECALL starts at a sprint and never slows down.” – John C Foster, author of MISTER WHITE and THE ISLE.