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The Lost Village

(2021)
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*BEST MYSTERY/THRILLER FOR THE YEAR* for NPR

"Come for the mounting horror and scares, but stay for a devastating examination of the nature of family secrets." -
New York Times book review

"[A] scary, highly entertaining debut...that pays homage to Shirley Jackson." - South Florida Sun Sentinel

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An Indie Next pick!

A Library Reads Pick!


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?

Come find out.

"RELENTLESSLY CREEPY." —Alma Katsu, author of
The Hunger (An NPR Best Horror Novel)

"IMPOSSIBLE TO STOP READING." —Ragnar Jonasson, author of
The Island

"Readers will revel in the chills." - Booklist



Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"An enthralling and claustrophobic read. Camilla Sten has written a lurid thriller that will send shivers down your spine." - M T Edvardsson

"Very atmospheric and engaging mystery from a new and exciting voice in Scandinavian crime. The reader is drawn into a unique setting from page one and it is impossible to stop reading." - Ragnar Jónasson

"THE LOST VILLAGE draws you in with its spooky premise--the disappearance of an entire town--but great atmospherics and unexpected twists keep you turning the pages. For fans of haunted reality TV shows, Scandinavian thrillers, and all things relentlessly creepy." - Alma Katsu


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Hardback Editions

March 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lost Village: A Novel
Author(s): Camilla Sten
ISBN: 1-250-24925-2 / 978-1-250-24925-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

February 2022 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lost Village
Author(s): Camilla Sten
ISBN: 1-250-80329-2 / 978-1-250-80329-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lost Village: A Novel
Author(s): Alexandra Fleming - translator, Camilla Sten
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


March 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Lost Village: A Novel
Author(s): Alexandra Fleming - translator, Camilla Sten
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Lost Village: A Novel
Author(s): Alexandra Fleming - translator, Camilla Sten
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Lost Village: A Novel
Author(s): Alexandra Fleming - translator, Camilla Sten
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lost Village: A Novel
Author(s): Camilla Sten
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU