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Last Days

3.76 based on 1660 ratings & 304 reviews on Goodreads.com

2013 Winner

British Fantasy Award Best Horror Novel

Synopsis

Winner of the August Derleth award, Last Days is a chilling and terrifying novel from master of horror, Adam Nevill.

The Temple of the Last Days. The brutal cult with a history of murder, sex and occult dealings destroyed itself during one night of ritualistic violence decades ago. Or so they thought . . .

Kyle Freeman is an indie film-maker with no money and few options, so when he lands a commission to make a documentary about The Temple of the Last Days he jumps at the chance. Little does he know that his investigation into the cult's bloody history will lead him into the darkest places he's ever been.

As they travel from the London and France to Arizona tracing the path of the cult, uncanny events, out-of-body experiences, ghastly artefacts and visits by the merciless 'old friends' plague Kyle and his one-man crew. They soon discover the power of the cult's terrible legacy, and that it may be too late for them to escape . . .

In the media

Horror fans will revel in this appropriately chilling tale of modern-day murder and mayhem that stretches back several centuries … This appropriately ghastly tale definitely lives up to its billing as a Blair Witch Project–style novel.
Booklist
All I can say is, wow. What an amazing book. Last Days has just about everything I look for in a horror novel; it is well crafted, has a strong plot with believable characters and the horror sequences get under your skin and into your mind. And the images just won’t go away. You’ll find yourself replaying scenes in your mind for days.
Fangoria
There are books that spark the imagination. Last Days lit a bonfire. Spooky, eerie delight. This one made me perk up at unfamiliar noises and to examine the shadows a little more closely. Nevill should be ranked up near masters like Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith. This is what a horror book should be.
Suspense Magazine