Lost Girl

3.71 based on 301 ratings & 52 reviews on Goodreads.com
Pan

Publication date: 22.10.2015
ISBN: 9781447240914
Number of pages: 448

Synopsis

Lost Girl is a dystopian nightmare from the master of horror Adam Nevill.

How far will he go to save his daughter? How far will he go to get revenge?

It's 2053 and climate change has left billions homeless and starving - easy prey for the pandemics that sweep across the globe, scything through the refugee populations. Easy prey, too, for the violent gangs and people-smugglers who thrive in the crumbling world where 'King Death' reigns supreme.

The father's world went to hell two years ago. His four-year-old daughter was snatched from his garden when he should have been watching. The moments before her disappearance play in a perpetual loop in his mind. But the police aren't interested; amidst floods, hurricanes and global chaos, who cares about one more missing child? Now it's all down to him to find her, him alone . . .

In the media

Lost Girl holds up an unflinching mirror to our reality, and it's not a pretty sight. It does, however, also hold out a thin hope for humanity - and after reading this, you'll probably feel that we need one
Murder and Mayhem
The king of darkness has donned a new mantle for a brilliant thriller that envisions a terrifying future . . . Nevill's writing is eloquent, spare and breathtakingly detailed, persuading us through the medium of words and compelling visual description that this is a future not of fantasy or make-believe, but grounded in the reality of a planet under serious threat
LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
Lost Girl is a brutally powerful novel, it forces us to look both inwards at ourselves, to wonder if we would go to the same lengths, and one that forces us to look at the world we live in, can we halt the downward decline of our world or will we face a slow and inevitable decline into oblivion. The Future presented in Lost Girl may be a bleak one, but the future of Horror with writers such as Nevill at the helm is a bright future for all
Ginger Nuts of Horror