Simon Wood
The Scrubs

The Scrubs

James Jeter, the notorious serial killer with a sixth sense, holds court inside London’s Wormwood Scrubs Prison. He’s the focus of the “North Wing Project.”  Under the influence of a hallucinogen, Jeter can create an alternative world known as “The Rift” containing the souls of his victims.

Pardons are on offer to inmates who’ll enter The Rift.  Michael Keeler has nothing to lose and little to live for.  He’s sent into The Rift to learn the identity of Jeter’s last victim.

It’s a mission where the guilty can be redeemed, but at a price…

For the story behind the story, see Inside Wormwood Scrubs.

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The Scrubs 5.0

“The Scrubs is one merciless piece of work, in both the setting of Wormwood Scrubs prison and its colorful, even tragic, inmates, Simon has created a terse, tense, and powerful novella that closes in on the reader like the worst case claustrophobia you've ever had. An excellent achievement, and a real milestone in Simon's career."

— Gary A. Braunbeck, author of Coffin Country

The Scrubs 5.0

“The Scrubs...it's a journey to a Twilight Zone of our time."

— Mort Castle, author of The Stranger

The Scrubs 5.0

“Lean, mean fear machine - The Scrubs is gruesomely inventive entertainment.”

— Simon Clark, author of This Rage of Echoes

The Scrubs 5.0

“In this fast-paced cybernoir tale, Simon invites us to quite literally step inside the circus tent od a mad criminal mind...before zipping it right up behind us for good. This is, simply put, an incredible novella."

— Michael Arnzen, author of Bitchfight and Play Dead

The Scrubs 5.0

“The Scrubs is a superb, fast-paced journey through the hell of incarceration...and way, way beyond.”

— Tim Lebbon, author of Dawn

The Scrubs 5.0

“Truly a remarkable book and I highly recommend it.”

— David Niall Wilson, author of Ennui

The Scrubs 5.0

“If you are looking for a quick read that is sure to leave you breathless until the final page is turned, you cannot do any better than The Scrubs.”


— Horrorworld

The Scrubs 5.0

"This is a fascinating, disturbing journey.”

— Dark Discoveries Magazine

The Scrubs 5.0

"A surreal horror trip.”

— Horror Fiction Review

The Scrubs 5.0

"if you like your horror to be fast, hard-hitting and unflinching, then you will love The Scrubs.”

— Centipede Literary Supplement