The Lost Village: A Novel

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Alice has been obsessed with The Lost Village since she first heard her grandmother’s stories. In 1959, her grandmother’s family and the entire village simply disappeared, everyone except for a body left in the square and an abandoned newborn. Alice takes four friends with her to visit this village and make a documentary, hoping to discover the truth. The silence is unnerving but even worse is when they begin to realize they are not actually alone. Suspicious things begin to happen and they start to doubt each other, until it becomes clear that someone is hunting them. Alice will eventually discover the truth of what happened to her family, but at what cost?

The suspense in this book is off the charts. You begin to question your own sanity along with the characters. I thought the explanation of how the whole village disappeared was actually very plausible and fitting. Even though she has a small role in this story, Elsa was by far my favorite character. It’s not a supernatural story, but I enjoyed the elements of the supernatural subtly woven in. Overall, a very entertaining read if you enjoy light horror. Nothing too graphic or disturbing, with some mystery and drama mixed in. I wouldn’t read it right before visiting any abandoned villages, though.


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Author Camilla Sten
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Minotaur Books
Publish Date 2021-Mar-23
ISBN 9781250249258
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Issue March 2021
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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