Last Days by Adam Nevill

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Last Days (winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Horror Novel of the Year) by Adam Nevill is a Blair Witch style novel in which a documentary film-maker undertakes the investigation of a dangerous cult--with creepy consequences

When guerrilla documentary maker, Kyle Freeman, is asked to shoot a film on the notorious cult known as the Temple of the Last Days, it appears his prayers have been answered. The cult became a worldwide phenomenon in 1975 when there was a massacre including the death of its infamous leader, Sister Katherine. Kyle's brief is to explore the paranormal myths surrounding an organization that became a testament to paranoia, murderous rage, and occult rituals. The shoot's locations take him to the cult's first temple in London, an abandoned farm in France, and a derelict copper mine in the Arizonan desert where The Temple of the Last Days met its bloody end. But when he interviews those involved in the case, those who haven't broken silence in decades, a series of uncanny events plague the shoots. Troubling out-of-body experiences, nocturnal visitations, the sudden demise of their interviewees and the discovery of ghastly artifacts in their room make Kyle question what exactly it is the cult managed to awaken - and what is its interest in him?

 

About Adam Nevill

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ADAM L. G. NEVILL was born in Birmingham, England, in 1969 and grew up in England and New Zealand. He is the author of Last Days and The Ritual. He lives in Birmingham and can be contacted through www.adamnevill.com.
 
Published February 26, 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin. 542 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Last Days by Adam Nevill, Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord, Home Improvement: Undead Edition edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni LP Kelner, A Jar of Wasps by Luis Villazon

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Nevill (The Ritual) pulls out all the stops in this audacious literary take on metafictional horror films like The Blair Witch Project.

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This leads the narrative to involve another journey overseas where the climax feels as if it has come from a different story, involving a new character having to be introduced at the last minute.

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Horror News Net

He and his wife Trish published their book “The Gardener,” a horror novel that is a throwback to the slasher films of the 80’s in 2011 and he is working on a collection of short horror stories When he isn’t reviewing movies and books or doing interviews for Horrornews.net he has been known to act...

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This is Horror

It’s clear from the outset that this is Nevill’s most ambitious project to date, and in some ways, it’s also his most fascinating.

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This is Horror

Last Days is the latest and beefiest tome from British horror scribe Adam Nevill.

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