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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A horrifying masterpiece.
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.
When the father find Oleg Chorny, and the things he finds.
Oleg Chorny. A total fruit loop.
I easily could have. It was so absorbing.
One of the finest audiobooks ive ever listened to. Kris Dyer did a fantastic job. The story was amazing.
Original storyline but slightly overwritten
- Graeme from Preston