ebook, 320 pages
Expected publication: March 23rd 2021 by Minotaur Books
A 3 star read
Alice Lindstedt has been obsessed with the story of an old abandoned mining town, also known as “The Lost Village”. Her grandmother’s entire family disappeared from it, along with everyone else in the village back in the 50s. Now, Alice is back to make a documentary about the place.
She is most interested in the baby that was found all by herself in the abandoned village 60 years prior. And also to find out the identity of the woman that has been brutally murdered. Soon after arriving in the village with some friends, everything starts becoming weird. People go missing, and no one feels safe.
I was really looking forward to reading “The Lost Village” by Camilla Sten. The premise sounded so promising, and I love a good abandoned town story. The writing was great, and the atmosphere portrayed by the author matched perfectly with the theme.
My main problem with the story was its characters. There was not a single person in the book that I liked or felt for. The protagonist Alice was tolerable at most. It’s hard to get invested in a book, if you can’t stand the people in it.
I would have rated it lower, if not for the ending. I really did not see that coming, and I enjoyed the twist. Some of the twists were not that surprising, but the ending itself was solid.
Thanks to Minotaur Books and Netgalley for the review copy.