Tag: Author: Nick Cutter


Review: Little Heaven

Posted 17 January, 2017 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

Little Heaven
By: Nick Cutter
Format/Source: Advanced Reading Copy courtesy of Simon & Schuster CA

From electrifying horror author Nick Cutter comes a haunting new novel, reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian and Stephen King’s It, in which a trio of mismatched mercenaries is hired by a young woman for a deceptively simple task: check in on her nephew, who may have been taken against his will to a remote New Mexico backwoods settlement called Little Heaven. Shortly after they arrive, things begin to turn ominous. Stirrings in the woods and over the treetops—the brooding shape of a monolith known as the Black Rock casts its terrible pall. Paranoia and distrust grips the settlement. The escape routes are gradually cut off as events spiral towards madness. Hell—or the closest thing to it—invades Little Heaven. The remaining occupants are forced to take a stand and fight back, but whatever has cast its dark eye on Little Heaven is now marshaling its powers…and it wants them all.

New Nick Cutter novel! Horror isn’t a genre I usually read but for me Nick Cutter seems to be the exception as I pretty much have read all of his books to date (save one). So I pretty excited when I heard that he was coming out with a new book and I got my hands on the ARC. This book will be available on 10 January 2017.

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Review: The Deep

Posted 18 November, 2014 by Lianne in Books / 2 Comments

The Deep
By: Nick Cutter
Format/Source: Advanced Reading Copy courtesy of Simon & Schuster CA

A strange plague called the ’Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget—small things at first, like where they left their keys…then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters of the alphabet. Then their bodies forget how to function involuntarily…and there is no cure. But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, deep in the Marianas Trench, an heretofore unknown substance hailed as “ambrosia” has been discovered—a universal healer, from initial reports. It may just be the key to a universal cure. In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab, the Trieste, has been built eight miles under the sea’s surface. But now the station is incommunicado, and it’s up to a brave few to descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths…and perhaps to encounter an evil blacker than anything one could possibly imagine.

Part horror, part psychological nightmare, The Deep is a novel that fans of Stephen King and Clive Barker won’t want to miss—especially if you’re afraid of the dark.

I read Nick Cutter’s debut novel, The Troop (review), last year and really enjoyed it despite not being much of a reader in the horror genre (Also had the opportunity to ask the author a few questions!). So when the opportunity came around to read his latest novel, The Deep, I jumped at the chance. This book will be available on 13 January 2015.

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Review: The Troop

Posted 18 February, 2014 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

The Troop
By: Nick Cutter
Format/Source: Advanced Reading Copy courtesy of Simon & Schuster CA

Boy Scouts live by the motto “Be Prepared.” However, nothing can prepare this group of young boys and their scoutmaster for what they encounter on a small, deserted island, as they settle down for a weekend of campfires, merit badges, and survival lessons.

Everything changes when a haggard stranger in tattered clothing appears out of nowhere and collapses on the campers’ doorstep. Before the night is through, this stranger will end up infecting one of the troop’s own with a bio-engineered horror that’s straight out of their worst nightmares. Now stranded on the island with no communication to the outside world, the troop learns to battle much more than the elements, as they are pitted against something nature never intended…and eventually each other.

I’m going to admit this right now: I don’t read very many novels in the horror genre. While I’ve read a few really fantastic titles in the past, it’s just not something that I’m really drawn to. However, the premise of this novel sounded really interesting (and the recommendation from Stephen King mentioned on the cover didn’t hurt ;)) and I liked that this novel was also set in Canada. I received an ARC of this novel from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. This book will be available on 25 February 2014.

Also, be sure to check out my Q&A with the author for more background about the book 🙂

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