BOOK REVIEW: The Lost Village by Camilla Sten

Publication Date: March 23, 2021
Format: Kindle
Genre:  Horror

Publisher: Minotaur Books 
366  pages
Buy: Kindle | Audio


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?


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This is a creepy atmospheric read. When Alice and her friends go in search of a lost village to discover what happened to the residents they get more than they bargained for.  Alices grandmother disappeared along with her Aunt and the rest of the villagers and no one knows where they went and no trace has ever been found. The only thing left was a newborn infant and a woman tied to a post who had been stoned to death. 

One of the other women who made the journey is related to that abandoned infant.  Hoping that she can find answers to her ancestry as well. Then things start to go very wrong and everyone is a suspect.  

This book is written in Then and Now which helps to see what the town was like before and does give you resolution as to what happened to the village.  The Now is creepy and dramatic, the Then is just as creepy but also scary in a very real way.  I can totally see a movie or a tv show out of this book. 

Excellent debut for this authors 1st translated book. 

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