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.
** 2 Star Review **
This is uncharted territory for me. I don't typically review books that I rate less than three starts. Not that I am being dishonest, it's just hard to not be too negative when I really don't like a book for whatever reason.
I went into this book hoping to be scared. I wanted to be afraid to go to bed at night. Unfortunately, that didn't happen with this book. While it's eerily chilling, it wasn't the horror story I had hoped for.
I had a hard time following this story. I am not sure if it is how it was told or the fact that it didn't keep my attention at any point. It drug and was confusing. A little gruesome, which I am okay with, but that was about it for this one.
If you are looking for weird and strange, this might be a book you would read. If you are looking for a book with a Stephen King kind of scary, this definitely is not it.