Little Heaven is everything I look for in a horror story: tense, engrossing, multi-layered, and just plain scary. In other words, it's exactly what I've come to expect (and crave) from Nick Cutter. Cutter is one of very few writers who can really, deeply creep me out and whose books I love just as much on the second read — which is why he's officially my favorite horror writer. (Please don't tell Stephen King I said that.) Recommended By Emily F., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
A trio of mismatched mercenaries — Micah Shughrue, Minerva Atwater, and Ebenzer Elkins, colloquially known as “the Englishman” — is hired by young Ellen Bellhaven 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, where a clandestine religious cult holds sway. But shortly after they arrive, things begin to turn ominous. There are stirrings in the woods and over the treetops — and above all else, the brooding shape of a monolith known as the Black Rock casts its terrible pall. Paranoia and distrust soon grip the settlement. Escape routes are gradually cut off as events spiral toward madness. Hell — or the closest thing to it — invades Little Heaven. All present here are now forced to take a stand and fight back, but whatever has cast its dark eye on Little Heaven is marshaling its power — and it wants them all…
“A sprawling epic that can stand alongside the best of '80s King, Barker, and McCammon. Fun, nasty, smart, and scary, and in all the right places.” Paul Tremblay, acclaimed author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil’s Rock
“A slow boil of unrelenting terror and inescapable consequences. Nick Cutter ups his game every time. Beautifully written — menace drips from every page.” Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author
About the Author
Nick Cutter is a pseudonym for an acclaimed author of novels and short stories. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
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