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Apartment 16

Apartment 16

British author Adam Nevill has been a fan of the supernatural in fiction since childhood.  He’s a native of Birmingham, UK and has also lived in New Zealand as well as England.

Nevill has written five horror novels:

Banquet for the Damned (2004)

Apartment 16 (2010)

The Ritual (2011) – Winner of the August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel 2012

Last Days (2012) – Winner of the August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel 2013

House of Small Shadows (2013)


In a well-to-do apartment block in London, an apartment stands empty for fifty years.  Until one night when Seth, the watchman hears strange noises and goes in search of the cause.  What he finds irrevocably changes his life.

Apryl also arrives on the scene after having inherited the apartment from her “insane” aunt.  With the help of her aunt’s diary, Apryl begins to discover the horrible story of the evil force that exists in the apartment.

What will this evil force do to Seth and Apryl?

Did this book disturb you and leave you guessing at what the evil might be?

How would you rate this book?


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  • Allison March 30, 2014, 7:38 pm

    I liked the concept of the book but as I read on, I found the repetition a bit tiresome. I know he was going for effect, but it came to the point where I would just skip over it and say to myself “I get it” just move on…

  • Janet March 30, 2014, 5:33 pm

    Without spoiling anything here, I found the ending a bit of a let down. The story seemed to drag at points and could have been shortened but when it came to the end, it felt like it was rushed and not very satisfying.

  • Steve March 30, 2014, 4:46 pm

    The book’s description grabbed my interest but sadly, the book itself didn’t keep it. The idea was good but was overdeveloped and the story could have had more impact if some parts were cut out.

  • Andy March 29, 2014, 6:53 pm

    The story was going back and forth from what was happening to Seth and what was happening with Apryl. I found myself wishing Seth’s parts would be less as that’s where most of the repetition occurred. I enjoyed Apryl’s parts more but her character in the beginning as a bit too simplistic for my tastes.

  • Jessica March 29, 2014, 4:59 pm

    I wanted to give the book a chance so I kept reading on even though I wanted to skip some parts knowing that repetition of phrases was one way of creating the atmosphere. The atmosphere was created although not as powerfully as it could have been and in the end not as scary. A good attempt but didn’t quite get there.

  • David March 29, 2014, 9:42 am

    Being a horror buff, I wanted to be chilled when reading this book but it didn’t happen. Too many words with not enough impact, too drawn out. I appreciate the idea but it could have been followed through in a better way.