Troubling out-of-body experiences and nocturnal visitations, the sudden demise of anyone involved in an age-old mystery, and the discovery of ghastly artefacts, pitches counter-culture investigators, Kyle and Dan, into an entanglement with the hideous vestiges that have lingered from European history.
And whenever the past calls, there’s no light, no warning and no mercy …

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An Entrée to Last Days

A story that continues my fascination with grotesque episodes from Europe’s history, of organised religion on that continent, and of the idea that psychic terrors survive time.

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.


There are books that spark the imagination. “Last Days” lit a bonfire. Spooky, eerie delight. This one made me perk up at unfamiliar noises and to examine the shadows a little more closely. Nevill should be ranked up near masters like Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith. This is what a horror book should be.

Suspense Magazine (February 2013)

Horror fans will revel in this appropriately chilling tale of modern-day murder and mayhem that stretches back several centuries … This appropriately ghastly tale definitely lives up to its billing as a Blair Witch Project–style novel.

Margaret Flanagan, Booklist