The darkest timeline released OUT NOW! 448 pages | Paperback/ebook Author adam Nevill Publisher Pan
It’s hard not to get
depressed when you browse the newspaper stands. We’re constantly reminded that we’re on the brink of environmental crisis, while the tabloids glory in tales of violence and murder. Lost Girl imagines an ultrapessimistic future where everything that could possibly have gone wrong has.
In 38 years’ time, climate change has displaced millions, while pandemics ravage the populace. Amid this chaos, a little girl is stolen from her family. Wracked with grief and rage, her father sets out on a path of bloody revenge. But there’s more to this disappearance than meets the eye, and he’s soon face-to-face with the forces of the King Death cult...
This is a more science fictional tale than Adam Nevill’s previous work, but it’s just as rich with commentary on humanity’s dark side as No One Gets Out Alive, which took a hard look at poverty. It’s also surprisingly fun... As the nameless father rampages across future Britain offing drug dealers and sex offenders, the book comes off like a visceral cross between Taken, Death Wish and George Monbiot’s more pessimistic Guardian columns. It’s a tough read, at times, but also a thrilling one.