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No One Gets Out Alive

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Stephanie, completely down on her luck, takes a room in a huge, almost unoccupied house. Terrified by noises in the night and by the landlord, alternating between oily charm and threatening, and his peculiar cousin, I think I’d prefer to sleep under Blackfriar’s Bridge. But Stephanie stays despite the crying, screaming, talking and scrunching that come out of the walls. Then two prostitutes move in and the noises that then ensue with their clients are far worse than the ghosts! All this takes a long time to build. The creepy atmosphere gets thicker slowly and then …

If you like Adam Nevill you might also like to read books by Kim Newman, Jonathan Aycliffe and James Herbert.

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No One Gets Out Alive by 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?

Reviews

Adam Nevill has forged his reputation as one of the UK's best horror writers by writing elegantly stripped down, deceptively simple novels. NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE starts off as a similarly pared back take on the ghost story, but blossoms into something much grander in scale. * SFX * Stephanie is submerged in abject terror, bouncing from mundane despair to supernatural fright so quickly that the reader becomes disoriented-a sensation that only enhances the suspense ... a reading experience fraught with real chills. * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * A macabre, otherworldly tale of a young woman swallowed whole and alive by the horror that refused to be sated. * KIRKUS * This great big anvil of horror lands hard from the get-go * BOOKLIST * A fantastically cool read from start to finish, this author makes you turn on your lights and keep reading; a bit of an increase to the electric bill seeing as that there are over six hundred pages in this unforgettable story. But if there were six stars to be given instead of five, this one deserves them! * SUSPENSE MAGAZINE * Written with an almost elegiac elegance, and a profound insight into the life of those on the miserable fringes of society, this is a gripping, gruesome bone-chiller with resonant themes, a supernatural edge and an overwhelming sense of malevolence. Read it if you dare... but preferably not during the hours of darkness! * FLEETWOOD TODAY * A menacing novel that gets under your skin and stays there. * GEEK SYNDICATE * Adam Nevill's No One Gets Out Alive will chill you straight through to the core - a cold, merciless, fear-inducing nightmare to the last page. A word of caution, don't read this one in the dark. * NIGHT OWL REVIEWS * Brutal, shocking, scary and unnerving, No One Gets Out Alive is the best haunted house story I have read in long time * GINGER NUTS OF HORROR * Deeply psychological and harrowing, it's an unforgettable study of cruelty that has plenty of surprises up its sleeve and drags you right to hell and back with it. -- MATTHEW FRYER Nevill's work is extremely dark and very often brutal. It's utterly mesmerising, you want to look away but you can't. * THE ELOQUENT PAGE * Verdict: A terrifying story of violence and the supernatural that deals with a monstrous evil rooted in the past. 9/10 * SCI FI BULLETIN * That Nevill managed to sustain dread throughout a novel of this size is a true accomplishment, as this book throws horror at the readers from the very first paragraph and doesn't let up until the end. If you're a fan of horror and Adam Nevill isn't on your radar, you're doing something wrong. * ARKHAM DIGEST * Once again we have a dark and disturbing tale from the pen of Adam Nevill, and it's one which took me on a roller coaster ride. * BCF REVIEWS * This here novel definitely comes as a cautionary tale: read the small print of your contract. More so, insist on a contract. And don't move into the first place on offer. Small Claims Courts cannot fight hell. * WATERSTONES * One of the most scary and emotionally hard-hitting horror novels of recent times. -- JAMES EVERINGTON The book was brilliantly written. If any author is on his way to becoming a master of dark fiction, Adam Nevill is the one. He has a way of lifting his readers from the safety of their living room sofa into hell itself. * STUDY PARANORMAL * No One Gets Out Alive is a fine addition to Adam Nevill's oeuvre, another classic piece of horror fiction and evidence that here is a writer at the very top of his game. Read it if you dare. I highly recommend that you should though. -- ANTHONY WATSON If you are a fan of the horror genre, this novel is a must read and my pick for 2014, albeit it's an unrelenting and at times brutal story which takes you firmly by the lapels very early on and gets firmly, and unapologetically, right in your face. -- JONATHAN WOOD Adam Nevill has forged his reputation as one of the UK's best horror writers by writing elegantly stripped down, deceptively simple novels. No One Gets Alive starts off as a similarly pared back take on the ghost story, but blossoms into something much grander in scale. * SFX * Stephanie is submerged in abject terror, bouncing from mundane despair to supernatural fright so quickly that the reader becomes disoriented-a sensation that only enhances the suspense ... a reading experience fraught with real chills. * Publishers Weekly * A macabre, otherworldly tale of a young woman swallowed whole and alive by the horror that refused to be sated. * Kirkus * This great big anvil of horror lands hard from the get-go * Booklist * A fantastically cool read from start to finish, this author makes you turn on your lights and keep reading; a bit of an increase to the electric bill seeing as that there are over six hundred pages in this unforgettable story. But if there were six stars to be given instead of five, this one deserves them! * Suspense Magazine * Written with an almost elegiac elegance, and a profound insight into the life of those on the miserable fringes of society, this is a gripping, gruesome bone-chiller with resonant themes, a supernatural edge and an overwhelming sense of malevolence. Read it if you dare... but preferably not during the hours of darkness! * Fleetwood Today * A menacing novel that gets under your skin and stays there. * Geek Syndicate * Adam Nevill's No One Gets Out Alive will chill you straight through to the core - a cold, merciless, fear-inducing nightmare to the last page. A word of caution, don't read this one in the dark. * Night Owl Reviews * Brutal, shocking, scary and unnerving, No One Gets Out Alive is the best haunted house story I have read in long time * Ginger Nuts of Horror * Deeply psychological and harrowing, it's an unforgettable study of cruelty that has plenty of surprises up its sleeve and drags you right to hell and back with it. -- Matthew Fryer Nevill's work is extremely dark and very often brutal. It's utterly mesmerising, you want to look away but you can't. * The Eloquent Page * Verdict: A terrifying story of violence and the supernatural that deals with a monstrous evil rooted in the past. 9/10 * Sci Fi Bulletin * That Nevill managed to sustain dread throughout a novel of this size is a true accomplishment, as this book throws horror at the readers from the very first paragraph and doesn't let up until the end. If you're a fan of horror and Adam Nevill isn't on your radar, you're doing something wrong. * Arkham Digest * Once again we have a dark and disturbing tale from the pen of Adam Nevill, and it's one which took me on a roller coaster ride. * BCF Reviews * This here novel definitely comes as a cautionary tale: read the small print of your contract. More so, insist on a contract. And don't move into the first place on offer. Small Claims Courts cannot fight hell. * Waterstones * One of the most scary and emotionally hard-hitting horror novels of recent times. -- James Everington The book was brilliantly written. If any author is on his way to becoming a master of dark fiction, Adam Nevill is the one. He has a way of lifting his readers from the safety of their living room sofa into hell itself. * Study Paranormal * No One Gets Out Alive is a fine addition to Adam Nevill's oeuvre, another classic piece of horror fiction and evidence that here is a writer at the very top of his game. Read it if you dare. I highly recommend that you should though. -- Anthony Watson If you are a fan of the horror genre, this novel is a must read and my pick for 2014, albeit it's an unrelenting and at times brutal story which takes you firmly by the lapels very early on and gets firmly, and unapologetically, right in your face. -- Jonathan Wood


About the Author

Adam Nevill

Adam Nevill was born in England, in 1969 and grew up in England and New Zealand. He is the author of several novels of supernatural horror, including Banquet for the Damned, Apartment 16, The Ritual and Last Days. He lives in Birmingham.

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Publication date

23rd October 2014

Author

Adam Nevill

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Horror
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ISBN

9781447240907

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