Dark Horizons

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Orion, May 26, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
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On the other side of paradise, a nightmare waits...

After caring for his mother in her last days, Alex has gone off round the world - with no plan other than to travel and maybe recapture some of his lost youth. Beginning his travels in Indonesia, the idea of finding himself sounds appealing...but soon, he finds himself in real trouble.

It starts with a bus crash on a terrifying mountain road. Lucky to escape with his life, Alex loses everything else - even his identity. But then he meets Domino, a beautiful girl who takes Alex under her wing. At first it's an intoxicating adventure, but Alex starts to realise that danger seems to follow her around. As they approach the magnificent Lake Toba, and head to the remote community of free spirits that Domino calls home, it seems there's trouble in paradise.

The ideals of the camp seem honourable - a simple life, shared by friends in a beautiful place hidden from the world. But Domino has no answers for the questions that are forming in Alex's mind: Why do the local villagers hate them so much? Why are people leaving the camp in the dead of night? And what are the strange shapes lurking just beyond the clearing?

A taut, atmospheric and emotive thriller, DARK HORIZONS transports you to the lush landscapes of Sumatra, and the twisted ideals and deadly secrets lying in wait there...

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User Review  - magentaflake - LibraryThing

read something similar about a back packer , somewhere in Malaysia, stumbling across a hippie, drop-out, commune situated by a beautiful lagoon. seems to be the perfect Utopia but there are serious undercurrents which involve drugs, and volatile relationships. Similar to the film The Beach. Read full review

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User Review  - Lynne - The Book Squirrel - Goodreads

Excellent read! Great from start to finish. When's the film coming out?! Can't wait for Dan's new book due out in May. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Dan Smith grew up following his parents across the world to Africa, Indonesia and Brazil. He has been writing short stories for as long as he can remember and has been published in the anthology MATTER 4, shortlisted for the Royal Literary Fund mentor scheme, the Northern Writers Awards, the 2010 Brit Writers Published Author of the Year award and the Authors' Club First Novel award. He lives in Newcastle with his family. Find out more at www.dansmithsbooks.com.

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