Apartment 16

Adam Nevill

2011 Nominee

British Fantasy Award Best Horror Novel

10 April 2014
480 pages


Some doors are better left closed . . .

In Barrington House, an upmarket block in London, there is an empty apartment. No one goes in, no one comes out. And it has been that way for fifty years. Until the night watchman hears a disturbance after midnight and investigates. What he experiences is enough to change his life forever.

A young American woman, Apryl, arrives at Barrington House. She's been left an apartment by her mysterious Great Aunt Lillian who died in strange circumstances. Rumours claim Lillian was mad. But her diary suggests she was implicated in a horrific and inexplicable event decades ago.

Determined to learn something of this eccentric woman, Apryl begins to unravel the hidden story of Barrington House. She discovers that a transforming, evil force still inhabits the building. And the doorway to Apartment 16 is a gateway to something altogether more terrifying . . .

Apartment 16 is another gripping novel full of suspense and horror from Adam Nevill, twice winner of the August Derleth award.

Nevill proves himself to be a first-rate literary bogeyman . . . a gloriously gruesome fever dream
An impeccable slice of modern horror with a traditional sense of dread and unerring "keep the light on" suspense. A new British horror star is forcefully born.
Not since reading Stephen King’s It has a book managed to instill such a feeling of fear and disquiet in me