The Lost Village


I’m not huge into scary movies, so I’ve never seen The Blair Witch project. But when it comes to scary stories, I do love horror books with copious amounts of suspense!

Alice is determined to make it in the film world. In an attempt to make her name in the documentary world, she’s gone in search of the mysterious town know as ‘The Lost Village’; where 60 years ago the entire town vanished overnight. With the help of a group of her friends, Alice is finally realizing her dream. But as the group starts to unravel the truth of the town strange events start to take place and things start to go missing. Is someone still living in the town? If so how have they gone unknown for the past 60 years.

Told in alternating time periods and alternating point of views , the back and forth really added depth to the story line. It also pulled me straight into the mystery that the past timeline is alluding to. The pacing of this book is fabulous and really adds to the horror & suspense of the story. While I didn’t get totally freaked out by this story, there is plenty of tension to make you jumpy. It even has a a very supernatural vibe without actually creeping into the fantasy realm.

I did enjoy this book but I was left wanting just a bit more from the story. The ending did surprise me and I did become invested into the story even if I was not extremely connected to Alice, our main character. I would totally jump on watching this as a television series though, and think it would make a great script.


The The Lost Village hits shelves March 23, 2021. Huge thank you to Minotaur Books for my Advanced Copy in exchange for my honest reviewIf you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my instagram @speakingof_books.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. CLS says:

    Sounds like an exciting book to read. How does it compare to Stephen Kings books?

    1. Allison Speakmon says:

      I have not read too many stephen kings so I’m not sure

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