Lost Girl

  • by Adam Nevill
  • Narrated by Kris Dyer
  • 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How far will he go to save his daughter? How far will he go to get revenge?
It's 2053, and runaway climate change has brought civilization to the brink of collapse. Billions are threatened with starvation, and mankind is slowly moving north in a world stricken by war, drought and superstorms - easy prey for the pandemics that sweep across the globe. Easy prey, too, for the violent gangs and people smugglers who thrive in the crumbling world where 'King Death' reigns supreme.
The father's own 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, as do nightmarish fantasies of who took her and why. But the police are preoccupied.
Amidst the worst European heatwave on record, a refugee crisis and the coming hurricane season, who cares about one more missing child?
Now it's down to him to find her, even if it means going to the worst places imaginable, to do the unthinkable....
Adam Nevill was born in Birmingham, England, in 1969 and grew up in England and New Zealand. He is the author of the supernatural horror novels Banquet for the Damned, Apartment 16, The Ritual, Last Days, House of Small Shadows, No One Gets Out Alive and Lost Girl. In 2012 The Ritual was the winner of The August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel, and in 2013 Last Days won the same award. The Ritual and Last Days each won the RUSA for Best in Category: Horror.


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Customer Reviews

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A horrifying masterpiece.

What did you like most about Lost Girl?

This was a beautifully written story about terrible personal tragedy in a collapsing world. It was horrifying and brutal, but the author painted such a vivid landscape, you felt you were on the journey as well. It was uncompromising, bleak, and raw to the bone.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lost Girl?

When the father find Oleg Chorny, and the things he finds.

Which character – as performed by Kris Dyer – was your favourite?

Oleg Chorny. A total fruit loop.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I easily could have. It was so absorbing.

Any additional comments?

One of the finest audiobooks ive ever listened to. Kris Dyer did a fantastic job. The story was amazing.

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- Darren-ZombieKebab-Dilnott

Original storyline but slightly overwritten

I loved the near future setting and decline of a father, trying to do the right thing, turning into a monster. However there were long passages of musings and description which felt like the pace was being sacrificed for philosophy and background. For instance there is a scene in an unlit church where the protagonist looks in detail at wall paintings when a brief overview would have been more effective. Further scrutiny could have been left till later.
Saying that, the mixture of personal horror with global catastrophe was excellent. I did wish the narrator could have been a bit more neutral. He seemed to agonise over each sentence as if it was poetry, which for me lent a different voice than I would have imagined if I had read it normally.
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- Graeme from Preston

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-10-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios