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Nick Cutter ‘The Troop’ Review


Written by: Paula Limbaugh

“It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.”

The Troop by Nick Cutter is such a horrific tale of epic proportions that it was hard to put down.  It’s one of those stories that could really happen, or maybe it already has!  The story is told through narrative, interviews and news clipping which works well with the telling.

Dr. Tim Riggs a scoutmaster from Prince Edward Island has taken his troop of five young teens to Falstaff Island for a weekend wilderness campout.  The island is an uninhabited nature preserve and has a lone cabin for hosting small groups. Little did they know they were about to learn survival skills in the most brutal manner.

An emaciated man shows up on the island the first night out.  Looking near death, Tim a doctor foremost allows the man to enter the cabin. Unknowingly he has just allowed an escaped test subject access to unleash a horror that has never been seen before!

It starts with a hunger, a gnawing hunger that can’t be satisfied.   Scoutmaster Tim realizing something is wrong tries to protect the boys from any harm as he begins to deteriorate.  The boys find themselves having to make some hard choices to survive and not all of them will.

I won a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway.  The book is to be released February 2014 and I highly recommend it.  The storyline was a nice change of pace, fresh and original.  Nick Cutter hails from Toronto, Canada and is a pseudonym for an acclaimed author of both novels and short stories.  I’m dying to know who it is!  Any guesses?

Pre-order it here.

Rating: 5/5

About The Overseer (1669 Articles)
Author of Say No to Drugs, writer for Blumhouse, Dread Central, Horror Novel Reviews and Addicted to Horror Movies.

1 Comment on Nick Cutter ‘The Troop’ Review

  1. Will be checking this out thanks to your review. I’ve had a mooch around on the Net and this may be another pseudonym for celebrated Canadian author, Craig Davidson – the other being horror non-de-plume, Patrick Lestewka. Just throwing it out there.


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