Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Last Days by Adam Nevill
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?
It has been a very long time since I read anything so scary. This really takes the cake.
I was at the local library with the princess when I came across a couple of titles by Adam Nevill. Although I have never read anything by this author, I was quite intrigue as I came across his name before that he's the king of horror...hang on! I thought that title belongs to Stephen King. Well, no more it seems...Adam Nevill certainly lives up to that title if all his books are like Last Days.
Right from early on in the book, the suspense and horror builds up. The ending wasn't really as expected and I thought it was kinda too neat and tidy but I still have no complains as generally it has enough horror to scare the bejesus out of me.
for those looking for a horror book, look no further. Just pick up Last Days from your local bookstores. You can be sure I will be keeping my eye open on other titles by this author from now onwards!