Indie filmmaker Kyle Freeman is a man at the end of his tether. He faces bankruptcy and obscurity, until he lands a commission to make an unusual documentary. The Temple of the Last Days was a notorious cult, which reached its bloody endgame in the Arizona desert in 1975. Ever since, the group’s rumoured mystical secrets and paranormal experiences have lain concealed behind a history of murder, sexual deviancy and imprisonment.
Kyle and his one-man crew film the cult’s original bases in London and France – finally visiting the desert crime scene where the cult self-destructed in a night of ritualistic violence. But when Kyle interviews survivors, uncanny events plague his shoots. Frightening out-of-body experiences and nocturnal visitations follow, along with the discovery of ghastly artefacts. Until Kyle realises, too late, that they’ve become entangled in the cult’s hideous legacy.
Praise for Adam Nevill: ‘This novel grabs from the very first page … Superb’ Guardian, ‘Lean, compelling, dark, at times frightening’ The Herald, ‘Horrifyingly scary … Nevill sinuously ramps up the tension’ Sunday Times
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“His previous novel was the superb The Ritual, but with Last Days he's gone one better. This is riveting, and Nevill is fast becoming Britain's answer to Stephen King.” THE GUARDIAN
“Taking its cue from real-life cults LAST DAYS is an effectively creepy novel that will leave you sleeping with the lights on.” SFX
“There are books that spark the imagination. “Last Days” lit a bonfire. Spooky, eerie delight. This one made me perk up at unfamiliar noises and to examine the shadows a little more closely. Nevill should be ranked up near masters like Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith. This is what a horror book should be.” Suspense Magazine (February 2013)
“Horror fans will revel in this appropriately chilling tale of modern-day murder and mayhem that stretches back several centuries … This appropriately ghastly tale definitely lives up to its billing as a Blair Witch Project–style novel.” Margaret Flanagan, Booklist
“Obsession and megalomania, sex and power make for a sophisticated, literate and well-crafted paranormal horror.” Kirkus
“This exceptional macabre tale stuns in its ability to inspire abject, primal terror. Readers will lose all hope of peaceful, undisturbed sleep. Highly recommended.” Library Journal - Starred Review
“Fans of films about haunted places, otherworldly beings, and rituals gone terribly wrong will find this homage deliciously chilling.” Publisher Week, February 2013
“All I can say is, wow. What an amazing book. Last Days has just about everything I look for in a horror novel; it is well crafted, has a strong plot with believable characters and the horror sequences get under your skin and into your mind. And the images just won’t go away. You’ll find yourself replaying scenes in your mind for days.” FANGORIA
“In Last Days, Adam Nevill has managed to create a fusion of the Charles Manson mystique, the occult and a found footage documentary that is both a magnificent and gripping read from the very first page.” THIS IS HORROR
“Overall the supernatural elements are convincing and you are drawn into the story to the extent that you’re biting your nails on one hand whilst turning the pages with the other. The horror, whilst terrifying, is not overly grotesque and is just about on the right side of dark to be universally popular. So what we are left with is another strong offering from Nevill which will leave you reading nervously into the small hours of the night.” GEEK SYNDICATE
“This is not a novel for the faint-of-heart or those averse to disturbing subject matter. It does, however, reward avid horror fans with an engrossing mystery and memorable scares.” CRIMINAL ELEMENT
“Not everyone enjoys horror stories, but for those that do read Last Days and afterwards look for more of the same from Adam Nevill who surely has the knack of creating undertones of chilling terror in an engrossing book.” BOOK BITCH
Adam Nevill was born in England, in 1969 and grew up in England and New Zealand. He is the author of three other novels of supernatural horror: Banquet for the Damned, Apartment 16 and The Ritual. He lives in Birmingham and can be contacted through www.adamlgnevill.com.
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Descrizione libro Macmillan New Writing, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 544 pages. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0330544233
Descrizione libro Pan Books, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110330544233