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The Lost Village by Camilla Sten

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The Blair Witch Project meets Midsommar in this brilliantly disturbing thriller from Camilla Sten, an electrifying new voice in suspense.

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?

 

Condition: New

Hardcover, Published March 23, 2021 by St. Martin’s Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781250249258

2 reviews for The Lost Village by Camilla Sten

  1. Kaylie

    Content warning: mental illness

    Camilla Sten’s mystery novel The Lost Village follows amateur filmmaker Alice Lindstedt as she takes a team into Silvertjarn, an old mining town in Sweden nicknamed “The Lost Village” to try and discover the truth surrounding the disappearance of an entire village in the late 1950s. The Lost Village feels like the movies Midsommar and Hereditary because of some creepy cult and witchy vibes that it gives off and might also remind the reader of the Roanoke colony that disappeared without a trace in 1590. An atmospheric story that looks at the past and present; this mystery is bound to keep the reader up well past their bedtime.

    Sten focuses heavily on mental illness throughout The Lost Village and even looks at the differences between how mental illness is treated now versus in the past and she is honest with her portrayal of it. While at times the story could be a little predictable, The Lost Village is incredibly amusing and the reader will find themselves needing to know if their predictions were correct. The characters are interesting but some more backstory between characters would have been nice as the relationships seemed both forced and non-existent. Considering this is a translated novel, Sten’s prose flows smoothly but more tension would make this story even more suspenseful. Sten has crafted an eerie story that will leave readers wanting to read more from her in the future.

    As a Thriller Book Lover Reviewer, I receive a small compensation for the time it takes me to provide my honest reviews on the Thriller Book Lover website. Although I receive compensation for this role, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My ratings have not been influenced in any way by the compensation that I receive. The book review I have provided here is the same rating I would provide if I were to rate it on other book reviewing sites.

  2. Tali Leonard

    “The Lost Village” was one of my most anticipated releases.

    In 1959, a small village in Sweden vanished and no one knows why. Two people were left behind; a newborn baby and a woman stoned to death in the town square. In the present day, Alice, a film maker, and her crew return to the village in an attempt to find answers.

    The story is told in dual timelines, then and now. There was a heavier emphasis on the ‘now’ time period and it would have been better if both timelines were equally represented. The story unfolds rather slowly with a focus on building the setting.

    The lost village is extremely atmospheric with cold and isolation. There was some tension missing in the storyline and it was not suspenseful enough for the eerie moments to take hold.

    The book did have sone good bones. I was invested in the story and enjoyed the descriptions of the places and the ‘then’ timelime. As a horror novel, the book did not check enough boxes. There could of been things that were lost in translation 🤷🏻‍♀️, as the book was translated to English.

    That being said, some are people loved this book. If you want a book that will take you on a spooky ride, “The Lost Village” might work for you.

    As a Thriller Book Lover Reviewer, I receive a small compensation for the time it takes me to provide my honest reviews on the Thriller Book Lover website. Although I receive compensation for this role, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My ratings have not been influenced in any way by the compensation that I receive. The book review I have provided here is the same rating I would provide if I were to rate it on other book reviewing sites.

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