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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the August Derleth award, Last Days is a chilling and terrifying novel from master of horror Adam Nevill.  

The Temple of the Last Days. The brutal cult with a history of murder, sex and occult dealings destroyed itself during one night of ritualistic violence decades ago. Or so they thought....

Kyle Freeman is an indie filmmaker with no money and few options, so when he lands a commission to make a documentary about The Temple of the Last Days he jumps at the chance. Little does he know that his investigation into the cult's bloody history will lead him into the darkest places he's ever been. As they travel from London and France to Arizona tracing the path of the cult, uncanny events, out-of-body experiences, ghastly artefacts and visits by the merciless 'old friends' plague Kyle and his one-man crew. They soon discover the power of the cult's terrible legacy and that it may be too late for them to escape....  

©2012 Adam Nevill (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

“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)

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Even better than The Ritual

A great read for any fan of supernatural horror. The drip feed of exposition about the cult kept me entertained and there were plenty of tense, chilling moments.

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Chilling from start to finish!

Last Days was a great book to listen to on my evening bush walks. The narrator did a fantastic job of creating, mood, atmosphere and dread from start to finish. I now want to listen to more books by Adam Neville, hopefully with the same narrator.

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Dissapointing ending

Starts off so promising but the ending just gets ridiculous. I love this author and the narrator was great, but ending really let it down.

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genuinely good book

I listened to "the ritual" first after watching the movie and really loved it so thought I would give this one a go, was definitely not disappointed! good pace and scary from start to finish. Adam Nevill is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.

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Chilling,simply a must for Creature Horror lovers.

This is my second Nevill novel after the Ritual and was wondering if the terror I felt for the characters and love for his style of horror in that one a fluke or a one off, boy was I wrong. I'm an avid reader of horror fiction and not much really gets to me or is genuinely different when you read/ listen to a lot. However in "Last Days" Nevill has a genuine talent for not just presenting a well constructed and skillfully written narrative but for the believable lore and chilling characteristics of the mysterious horrors he portrays including completely original details and ideas you discover along with the characters as they make the documentary that genuinely made my eyes open wide. Nevill has a gift for letting you see, feel, smell the atmosphere of tension which is often gritty and claustrophobic in some cases, or detailed and information filled in others, Nevill puts you in this story, (Perfectly narrated by Chris Dickens) I couldn't help but think I was part of making this documentary after many hours in, the 3rd Crew member. I empathized every moment with what they were going through. It kept my headphones glued to my ears and my heart racing throughout.

My only fault would be I'd say it could have been slightly shorter, but aside from that this was a truely gripping, terrifying and in parts disturbing read into firstly a Disturbing Cult, its sociopathic leader and her and the followers grizzly end and it's documentary investigation which leads to much more under its necrotic and rotting surface ....
Well recommended for lovers of Creature Horror, Occult Horror and Investigative Thriller/ Murder Mystery genre fans . Not for those seeking lighter reading/ ie no violence

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  • 21-12-2019

On par with the ritual if not better.

Hooked from start to finish a great story dark and disturbing great narration nevill has a fantastic knowledge of the ocult and it shows in all his work by far the best out of the 3 books he has released recently..

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  • Munny
  • 12-01-2020

Genuinely frightening

It’s not very often a book has me on edge throughout each chapter, I could not stop thinking about what is going to happen next and to whom! Narration by Chris Dickens is superb as Kyle’s building fear and desperation is felt with each location he travels, this book really has it all and is definitely one of the best horror fiction, if you’ve read The Ritual you certainly enjoy this.

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  • a.k.
  • 23-09-2020

Ruined by narrator

I really should have returned this but I was filled with ennui. The story is passable even if the characters have absolutely zero internal lives but the whole experience was ruined by the narrator. Everything from the nasal, thin tone of his voice to his utter inability to distinguish between the two lead characters; apparently a young film director and aged film producer can share the same exact voice. And I won't even go into his inability to pronounce certain words (listen to his 'raison d'etre) or terrible French... accent, if we're to call it that. I will have to make a note to check and avoid anything narrated by this person in future.

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  • Sam Jones
  • 13-09-2020

A good horror story

A great story and a great narrator. A few odd pronunciations made me laugh but all in all the narrator brought the story to live.

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  • Ms. Ruth Messenger
  • 01-02-2020

I slept with the light on for three nights

I really enjoyed this horror, genuinely scary! Fingers crossed I can go to sleep tonight...

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  • Damien Burke
  • 10-09-2020

Slow progress, strong finish

Over descriptive sometimes which dragged scenes on for longer than necessary. The latter stages of the book however, were very good and gripping. Redeemed itself.

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  • kit tinsley
  • 03-01-2020

Awesome book

A really great and creepy novel by Adam Nevill, brought wonderfully to life in this audiobook. Highly recommended

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  • hayley travis
  • 05-06-2021

The story goes abit astray!

I really enjoyed the start of this book and had high hopes that it would fulfill its potential as a good scare! Unfortunately it didn't. The story goes abit silly and I struggled to stick with it. The main character did start to grate on me quite soon into book.

What started as a real creepy book turned into a predictable one.

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  • Nick
  • 22-04-2021

Horrific

Firstly, praise to the Narrator who performed excellently. Top Job. Secondly praise to the author who has created a really good story, well balanced with horror, humour and intrigue. I'll be listening to more of his work.

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  • Reece
  • 16-03-2021

Adam nevill.... Last days

Another fantastic nightmare by Adam nevill
Narration nearly made me quit but if you stick with then it is definitely worth it
This too would make a great movie or Netflix series..... Fingers crossed

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