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Adam Nevill Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Banquet for the Damned (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apartment 16 (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ritual (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Days (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
House of Small Shadows (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No One Gets Out Alive (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Girl (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under a Watchful Eye (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Dark Currents (with Nina Allan, Aliette de Bodard, Una McCormack, Sophia McDougall, Rod Rees, Tricia Sullivan, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Lavie Tidhar) (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Before You Sleep (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some Will Not Sleep (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Adam Nevill is an extremely popular English writer who is mainly famous for his supernatural horror novels. Although he has written around 9 erotic novels under the name of “Lindsay Gordon”. However, he is more famous for his spine-tingling horror novels. Needless to mention, these novels present the readers a world of extremely creepy, eerie, and uncanny atmosphere along with a deeply engaging and unconventional story.

The author got a remarkable success within a very short span of time and many of his horror based novels have received multiple awards till date. In fact, around 6 of his incredibly excellent creation (horror-based novels) are currently in development for films and television series.

Early Background & Other Specific Details : Adam Nevill – The author was born in England (in the year 1969). He eventually grew up mostly in New Zealand and England. He became a devotee of “supernatural fiction” since his early childhood. In fact, it has been heard that the author has developed his profound interest in the world of “supernatural fiction” since his father used to tell him some uncanny and supernatural stories during his early childhood. Here to note, after reading/listening to the omnibus collection of ghost stories as written by M. R. James (an extremely popular English author), he got inspired about starting his career as a professional author. Since then, he has written some excellent collection of horror novels.

Presently, Adam Nevill is a full-time author. Prior to that, he has worked as an editor at virgin books.

Description of two early books as written by Adam Nevill – Although, the prestigious English author has written several excellent books based on a common theme (“creepiest horror”). However, two of his early creations are briefly described below.

1.The Ritual : This novel is one of the most brilliant creations by Adam Nevill. The book was published in the year 2012 and eventually got an overall impressive review from numerous of his fans, followers, and other book critics. In fact, this novel also won several awards too.

The novel basically features a mind-twisting journey into the world of terror which is deeply disturbing & absolutely riveting. In fact, it’s a tale of a man’s ultimate survival story presented with a truly horrific realm.

Here, in the middle of a deep and dark Swedish forest, four lads are waiting to reunite and renew their earlier friendship through a little outdoor adventure. Now, they are on a mission of exploring an incredibly adventurous journey and they want to enjoy it to the fullest. While they have just started their journey, however, they will face a series of various peculiar incidents pretty soon. For example, initially, they come across a pretty strange site where someone (probably a hunter) has hung a dead animal body in the branches of a big tree. Is it some sort of warning? However, the four friends ignore this incident and proceed further.

Now, after a major storm, when the four buddies are all soaked and completely drained, they run into an old locked cabin which offers them an immediate shelter from the storm. But, here’s a twist; this cabin is a bit weird where the walls are filled with animal skulls & crosses. Now, inside it, they will find the macabre remains of old rites & pagan sacrifices; unidentifiable bones and ancient artifacts. In fact, this is a place of dark ritual & the home to a bestial presence which is still present in this ancient forest, and now they are the prey. Soon, the friends will disappear one by one! And, the story continues with an extremely well-developed sense of trepidation and fear.

The author cleverly combines the intense analysis of friendships with his unique descriptive writing style. Obviously, the writer does an excellent job by building a highly stressful, extremely terrifying and an incredibly interesting plot which is just spectacular. Overall, the novel is creepy, scary, interesting, and shocking at times & it surely engages the readers until the end!

2.Last Days : This is another excellent and award-winning novel as written by Adam Nevill. Needless to mention, this novel also features the author’s specialized genre of “horror”. The book was published in 2013. Here, the story starts with a brave and adventurous documentary film-maker who undertakes an investigation of a well-known dangerous cult.

Now, Kyle Freeman (the documentary film-maker) will be asked to shoot one film on the notorious and extremely dangerous cult primarily known as the “Temple of the Last Days”. Here, to mention, this particular cult has a prolonged history. It became a worldwide phenomenon ( merely in 1975 ) when there was an absolute massacre including the death of an infamous leader, Sister Katherine. Now, the major character of the book, Kyle Freeman, is here to completely explore all these paranormal myths that are surrounding this organization and have eventually made it a testament to murderous rage, paranoia, and occult rituals. Kyle will take interviews of those who were actually involved in the case. This time, a series of extremely uncanny events will happen, for example, nocturnal visitations, the discovery of some ghastly artifacts, and the sudden demise of the interviewees etc. Will Kyle discover the real truth behind this incident?

Here, the author delivers a fast-paced narrative which keeps the chills and thrills coming. And, the story continues with various mind-blowing twists and creepy consequences!

Rewards & Recognition – Adam Nevill : The writer has won several awards due to his undeniably excellent writing style. His book, “The Ritual” was awarded as “Best Horror Novel” by British Fantasy Society (in 2012). Apart from that, his other books, namely “Last Days” and “No One Gets” also received awards for being the “Best Horror Novel” in 2013 and 2015 respectively.

Films & TV Shows : Reportedly, six of his horror-based novels will be soon debuted either in television or as a film including the famous books, The Rituals and Last Days.

Adam Nevill – Final Words : Clearly, Adam Nevill is a prominent and promising author who has resurrected a unique craft of spine-tingling horror in each of his books. His novels feature an excellent non-stop suspense while making the readers wondering about “what will probably happen next”. The plots are purely unpredictable and undeniably unique!

If you are looking for some fantastic horror novels that are genuinely chilling & disturbing, then you should definitely read his novels!

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