|Media type||Print (Hardcover & Paperback)|
|Preceded by||Two Lives|
|Followed by||Death in Summer|
The plot follows eighteen-year-old Felicia, a poor provincial Irish girl, who was made pregnant and abandoned by Johnny Lysaght, a young man who is supposedly working in the English Midlands. Felicia's father believes Johnny has run off to join the British army. As Felicia journeys to the Midlands in search of the father of her unborn child, she meets with mild-mannered Mr Hilditch, a catering manager at a factory who, unknown to her, is a serial killer in search of loitering young girls.
Publishers Weekly in a starred review stated the novel "is a thriller lifted to the level of high art, and it should win Trevor many new admirers." Kirkus Reviews, also in a starred review, noted that "Trevor's combination of the pathological and the lyrical transcends mere genre fiction: He's a master still exploring the possibilities of his craft." The Independent said "for all its residual lyricism, it leaves a sour taste."
- McGrath, Patrick (1 January 1995). "Never Did Spinder More Hungrily Wait". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
- "Felicia's Journey". Publishers Weekly. 1 January 1995. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
- "FELICIA'S JOURNEY". Kirkus Reviews. 1 January 1995. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
- Haughton, Hugh (27 August 1994). "BOOK REVIEW / Fear of a serial consumer: 'Felicia's Journey - William Trevor: Viking, 15 pounds". The Independent. Retrieved 15 March 2021.