« Jamais depuis Stephen King un livre ne m'avait procuré un tel sentiment de peur et d'inquiétude. » - Fantasy Book Review
Certaines portes devraient toujours rester fermées...
À Barrington House, un immeuble de grand standing dans un quartier chic de Londres, un appartement est inoccupé. Personne n'y entre, personne n'en sort. Et c'est comme ça depuis cinquante ans.
Jusqu'au jour où Apryl, une jeune Américaine, débarque à Barrington House pour visiter l'appartement que lui a légué une mystérieuse grand-tante. Cette dernière, morte dans d'étranges circonstances, a laissé un journal intime où elle révèle avoir été impliquée dans des événements atroces et inexplicables, plusieurs décennies auparavant.
Résolue à découvrir la vérité sur ce qui est arrivé à sa tante, Apryl commence à reconstituer l'histoire secrète de Barrington House. Une force maléfique habite l'immeuble et l'entrée de l'appartement seize donne sur quelque chose de terrifiant et d'inimaginable...
« Pour essayer de percer ce secret j'ai lu sans m'arrêter jusque tard dans la nuit. » - Speculative Horizons
« Appartement 16 est un excellent roman d'angoisse paranormale, très bien conçu, doté de deux personnages centraux forts, d'une intrigue réellement prenante. L'un des nouveaux maîtres de l'horreur anglo-saxonne. » - eMaginarock
Quand Kyle Freeman, réalisateur indépendant, est chargé de réaliser un documentaire sur une secte oubliée, il y voit un moyen de rembourser ses dettes. Le Temple des Derniers Jours, basé dans le désert d'Arizona et dirigé par un gourou à la réputation sulfureuse, a connu une fin sanglante. Pourtant, les rumeurs vont encore bon train sur les pratiques déviantes et les expériences paranormales du groupe. Bientôt, une série de phénomènes inexpliqués s'abat sur la production. Visites nocturnes troublantes, disparitions soudaines et découvertes d'atroces artefacts, le tournage vire au cauchemar...
« Un récit macabre terrifiant. Oubliez toute idée de sommeil paisible. Hautement recommandé ! » - Library Journal
Stéphanie est seule, sans argent, et elle peine à trouver un logement. Aussi croit-elle que la chance lui sourit quand elle finit par dénicher une chambre au loyer abordable dans une vaste demeure de Birmingham.
Mais au 82, Edgehill Road, on aurait tort de se fier aux apparences. L'atmosphère inquiétante qui règne dans cette maison délabrée inspire à Stéphanie un profond malaise. Mais c'est sans compter les murmures dans la cheminée, les bruits de pas dans le couloir, les pleurs de femmes qui s'élèvent derrière les murs et les accès de violence du propriétaire des lieux.
Pourtant, le cauchemar ne fait que commencer.
Stéphanie parviendra-t-elle à s'enfuir de ce lieu maudit d'où personne ne peut l'entendre crier ?
« Nevill a su créer l'un des romans d'horreur les plus tendus et terrifiants que j'aie jamais lu. » SFX Par l'auteur d'Appartement 16
The Red House: home to the damaged genius of the late M. H. Mason, master taxidermist and puppeteer, where he lived and created some of his most disturbing works. The building and its treasure trove of antiques is long forgotten, but the time has come for his creations to rise from the darkness. Catherine Howard can't believe her luck when she's invited to value the contents of the house. When she first sees the elaborate displays of posed, costumed and preserved animals and macabre puppets, she's both thrilled and terrified. It's an opportunity to die for. But the Red House has secrets, secrets as dreadful and dark as those from Catherine's own past. At night the building comes alive with noises and movements: footsteps, and the fleeting glimpses of small shadows on the stairs. And soon the barriers between reality, sanity and nightmare begin to collapse . . .
Dark and terrifying, House of Small Shadows is a gripping horror novel from award-winning author Adam Nevill.
Darkness lives within . . . Cash-strapped, working for agencies and living in shared accommodation, Stephanie Booth feels she can fall no further. So when she takes a new room at the right price, she believes her luck has finally turned. But 82 Edgware Road is not what it appears to be. It's not only the eerie atmosphere of the vast, neglected house, or the disturbing attitude of her new landlord, Knacker McGuire, that makes her uneasy - it's the whispers behind the fireplace, the scratching beneath floors, the footsteps in the dark, and the young women weeping in neighbouring rooms. And when Knacker's cousin Fergal arrives, the danger goes vertical.But this is merely a beginning, a gateway to horrors beyond Stephanie's worst nightmares. And in a house where no one listens to the screams, will she ever get out alive?
Few believed Professor Coldwell could commune with spirits. But in Scotland's oldest university town something has passed from darkness into light. Now, the young are being haunted by night terrors and those who are visited disappear. This is certainly not a place for outsiders, especially at night. So what chance do a rootless musician and burned-out explorer have of surviving their entanglement with an ageless supernatural evil and the ruthless cult that worships it? A chilling occult thriller from award-winning author Adam Nevill, Banquet for the Damned is both a homage to the great age of British ghost stories and a pacey modern tale of diabolism and witchcraft.
Three tales of supernatural terror from one of Britain's best horror authors . . . APARTMENT 16: An apartment block in London has lain empty for fifty years. Seth is the night watchman and one night hears a disturbance in the strange apartment. What he experiences changes his life forever. Could the doorway to Apartment 16 be the gateway to something altogether more terrifying? THE RITUAL: Four old university friends reunite for a hiking trip in the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle. When they take a shortcut, they soon discover old macabre remains and a bestial presence that turns their hike into a nightmare that could cost them their lives. But the four friends soon discover that death doesn't come easy among these ancient trees . . . LAST DAYS: Kyle Freeman is an indie film-maker with no money and few options, so when he lands a commission to make a documentary about The Temple of the Last Days cult, 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 known.
Lost Girl is a dystopian nightmare from the master of horror Adam Nevill. How far will he go to save his daughter? How far will he go to get revenge?It's 2053 and climate change has left billions homeless and starving - easy prey for the pandemics that sweep across the globe, scything through the refugee populations. Easy prey, too, for the violent gangs and people-smugglers who thrive in the crumbling world where 'King Death' reigns supreme.The father's world went to hell two years ago. His four-year-old daughter was snatched from his garden when he should have been watching. The moments before her disappearance play in a perpetual loop in his mind. But the police aren't interested; amidst floods, hurricanes and global chaos, who cares about one more missing child? Now it's all down to him to find her, him alone . . .
Under a Watchful Eye by Adam Nevill is a supernatural thriller from the award-winning writer of The Ritual and Last Days.Seb Logan is being watched. He just doesn't know by whom. When the sudden appearance of a dark figure shatters his idyllic coastal life, he soon realizes that the murky past he thought he'd left behind has far from forgotten him. What's more unsettling is the strange atmosphere that engulfs him at every sighting, plunging his mind into a terrifying paranoia. To be a victim without knowing the tormentor. To be despised without knowing the offence caused. To be seen by what nobody else can see. These are the thoughts which plague his every waking moment. Imprisoned by despair, Seb fears his stalker is not working alone, but rather is involved in a wider conspiracy that threatens everything he has worked for. For there are doors in this world that open into unknown places. Places used by the worst kind of people to achieve their own ends. And once his investigation leads him to stray across the line and into mortal danger, he risks becoming another fatality in a long line of victims . . .
Lorsque quatre copains de fac partent camper dans la nature sauvage scandinave, ils espèrent simplement échapper au quotidien et renouer des liens. Mais en quelques heures leur randonnée tourne au scénario de cauchemar. Perdus et affamés dans des bois inexplorés depuis des lustres, la situation leur échappe à une vitesse vertigineuse. Mises en scène macabres et sacrifices païens en l'honneur d'une créature millénaire : face à l'innommable, la folie guette ceux qui font désormais partie du Rituel...
« Une plongée aliénante dans les abîmes de la terreur. Profondément dérangeant et totalement addictif. » - Jonathan Maberry, auteur d'Apocalypse Zombie
Some doors are better left closed . . . In Barrington House, an upmarket block in London, there is an empty apartment. No one goes in, no one comes out. And it’s been that way for fifty years. Until the night watchman hears a disturbance after midnight and investigates. What he experiences is enough to change his life forever. A young American woman, Apryl, arrives at Barrington House. She's been left an apartment by her mysterious Great Aunt Lillian who died in strange circumstances. Rumours claim Lillian was mad. But her diary suggests she was implicated in a horrific and inexplicable event decades ago. Determined to learn something of this eccentric woman, Apryl begins to unravel the hidden story of Barrington House. She discovers that a transforming, evil force still inhabits the building. And the doorway to Apartment 16 is a gateway to something altogether more terrifying . . .
And on the third day things did not get better. The rain fell hard and cold, the white sun never broke through the low grey cloud, and they were lost. But it was the dead thing they found hanging from a tree that changed the trip beyond recognition. When four old University friends set off into the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle, they aim to briefly escape the problems of their lives and reconnect with one another. But when Luke, the only man still single and living a precarious existence, finds he has little left in common with his well-heeled friends, tensions rise. With limited fitness and experience between them, a shortcut meant to ease their hike turns into a nightmare scenario that could cost them their lives. Lost, hungry, and surrounded by forest untouched for millennia, Luke figures things couldn’t possibly get any worse. But then they stumble across an old habitation. Ancient artefacts decorate the walls and there are bones scattered upon the dry floors. The residue of old rites and pagan sacrifice for something that still exists in the forest. Something responsible for the bestial presence that follows their every step. And as the four friends stagger in the direction of salvation, they learn that death doesn’t come easy among these ancient trees . . .
Have you ever heard of Sister Katherine and the Temple of the Last Days? Independent filmmaker Kyle Freeman is desperate, fearing that the right project will never come up. But when Maximillian Solomon asks him about The Temple of the Last Days he figures his luck might be about to change. In 1975 the cult led by its infamous leader Sister Katherine met a bloody end in the Arizona desert. The shoot’s locations take Kyle to the cult’s original bases in London, France and finally the crime scene where the cult met their bloody end. But when he interviews the remaining survivors of the Last Days who haven’t broken silence in decades, a series of uncanny events and unexplained phenomena plague the shoots. And what exactly is it they are managing to record in any place the Temple once resided? Troubling out-of-body experiences and nocturnal visitations, the sudden demise of their interviewees and the discovery of ghastly artefacts, soon pitch Kyle and his one-man crew, into the unnerving realisation that they have become entangled in the cult’s hideous legacy.