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Monday, February 22, 2021

Book Review: The Lost Village by by Camilla Sten

  Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook free of charge, from St Martin's Press, via #netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it, all opinions are my own


The Blair Witch Project meets Midsommar in this brilliantly disturbingthriller from Camilla Sten, an electrifying new voice in suspense.

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Synopsis:

Documentary filmmaker Alice Lindstedt has been obsessed with the vanishing residents of the old mining town, dubbed “The Lost Village,” since she was a little girl. In 1959, her grandmother’s entire family disappeared in this mysterious tragedy, and ever since, the unanswered questions surrounding the only two people who were left—a woman stoned to death in the town center and an abandoned newborn—have plagued her. She’s gathered a small crew of friends in the remote village to make a film about what really happened.

But there will be no turning back.

Not long after they’ve set up camp, mysterious things begin to happen. Equipment is destroyed. People go missing. As doubt breeds fear and their very minds begin to crack, one thing becomes startlingly clear to Alice:

They are not alone.

They’re looking for the truth…

But what if it finds them first?

Come find out.



Review:

While not set in Ireland, this book conveys all the gothicness of an Irish tale! By taking you back and forth in time, the author shows how things are not always how they seem. How 'good' families lie behind facades that they show to the public, and how those that serve them know the ugly truth, and sometimes those truths need to be hidden. Very very deep. This is an interesting book that is subtle in how it entices and draws you into the story and makes you care about what happened years ago and want Alice to find the truth, no matter how harsh. But the ending may surprise even the most prlific of readers. Well done Camillia! Do NOT miss this book before it becomes a movie!


About the Author:

CAMILLA STEN has been writing stories since she was a young girl and is famously one of the most important sounding boards for her crime-writing mother, Viveca Sten. In 2019, she stepped out of her mother’s shadow and published the now internationally acclaimed, hair-raising novel "The Lost Village." Rights for "The Lost Village" have been sold to seventeen territories around the world including film and TV. The book was one of seven shortlisted for the best translated crime award on ThrillZone.nl and is currently on Polish Goodreads shortlist for The 2019 Best Book Award in the horror category. An ever prolific author, Camilla is already working on her next psychologically intense suspense novel, all while travelling the world and putting the finishing touches on the first part of her dark and atmospheric YA series.

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