Adam Nevill writes a gripping, scary ''cli-fi-ish'' novel titled "LOST GIRL"
SYNPOSIS: It’s the year 2053 A.D. and globla warming impact events have left billions of people across the globe homeless and starving – easy prey for the pandemics that are then sweeping across the four corners of the globe, scything through the ''climate refugee'' populations. Easy prey, too, for the violent gangs and people-smugglers who thrive in the crumbling world where ‘King Death’ reigns supreme.
SAYS ONE REVIEWER: ''Adam Nevill excels at making nightmares real. His previous novels have been out-and-out horror, stories of hauntings and occult phenomena peopled by fully realised, three-dimensional characters. Lost Girl explores new territory and combines 2 hellish scenarios: the effects of climate change on society, and ''every parent’s worst nightmare'' of having their child abducted. The year is 2053 and the world’s population is suffering the onslaught of global warming: drought and famine push millions towards Europe; nations teeter on the edge of nuclear conflict; and Britain is rapidly failing, with the haves barricaded in gated communities and the have-nots at the mercy of criminal gangs. Amid the chaos, a 4-year-old girl is abducted while playing in her garden, and what follows is the harrowing, relentless quest of her father.''