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Lost Girl

3.68 based on 333 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

Set amongst the stereotypically British boarding houses and tacky seaside resorts of the south coast of England, Lost Girl still manages to feel like a Sam Peckinpah movie
Dirge Mag
The almost prophetic descriptions of a vast refugee crisis (considering Nevill wrote this book before the current problems hit the papers) was almost spooky in its timeliness. And the vivid details of his story-weaving sucks you right out of this world into the one he is master of. As with all of his books, I advise that you read it at your own risk. But at the same time, you will be glad you did
Reluctantly Freaky
Lost Girl is a novel that is tough and will hit hard, particularly for those, as the father observes, "born partially stricken by so many solvents of the heart." . . . Lost Girl seems to be one of Nevill's most deeply personal novels, and I think it is his best
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