An all-new epic tale of terror and redemption set in the hinterlands of midcentury New Mexico from the acclaimed author of The Troop—which Stephen King raved “scared the hell out of me and I couldn’t put it down...old-school horror at its best.”
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.
Why did I read Little Heaven?
I'm a fan of Nick Cutter. I enjoyed both The Troop and The Deep so I look forward to reading his new releases.
There were some disturbing moments early on that I appreciated. (Unfortunately, Little Heaven was so consistently disturbing that it suffered from the law of diminishing returns.)
There was so much happening at all times and yet I was so bored. I couldn't connect to any of it so I didn't really care what happened to anyone.
This turned out to be a miserable read for me.
Would I recommend Little Heaven to others?
No, I wouldn't. There are great reviews out there you can seek out if you want a different perspective, but this isn't a book I will be passing along to others.
4/10: Not My Thing
Review copy provided by publisher