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Lost Girl
Lost Girl

Lost Girl


448 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95)

Publication Date: October 2016

ISBN 9781447240914

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Oct 2016)
Pan Books

Price: $14.95


Taken meets The Road in this gripping thriller from one of Britain's best horror writers

It's 2053 and climate change has left billions homeless and starving—easy prey for the pandemics that sweep across the globe, and 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 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; who cares about one more missing child? It's all down to him to find her, him alone.


"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

"Nevill ornaments his tale of brutality and bloodshed with florid Gothic prose, like flock wallpaper gracing a torture dungeon. There's acute psychological insight amid Lost Girl's squalid inferno, and the author's vision of our near future is horribly plausible." —Financial Times

"Grimly satisfying." —Booklist

Author Biography

Adam Nevill is the author ofThe Ritual, Last Days, and House of Small Shadows. The Ritual and Last Days both won The August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel and  ALA's RUSA Award for Horror.