Released on 22 October 2015.

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Lost Girl

3.68 based on 335 ratings & 56 reviews on Goodreads.com

2016 Short-listed

British Fantasy Award Best Horror Novel

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

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 Blues
Adam Nevill excels at making nightmares real . . . Nevill's portrayal of the breakdown of civilisation, mirrored by the father's own spiralling moral crisis, is unflinchingly realistic - though not without hope. The author says he wanted the novel to amend "the status of climate change from the existential to the very real", and in this Lost Girl succeeds brilliantly
Guardian
Bleak, disturbing and terrifying - and horribly compelling.
Independent