Nick Cutter is the national bestselling author of The Troop (winner of the James Herbert Award for Horror Writing), The Deep and The Acolyte. Nick Cutter is a pseudonym for the author Craig Davidson, the acclaimed literary writer of novels such as Cataract City, Rust and Bone, and The Fighter.
From an electrifying horror writer, 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 Mexican backwoods settlement called Little Heaven. Shortly after they arrive, things begin to turn ominous. Things stir in the woods and over the treetops, and the brooding shape of a monolith known as the Black Rock casts its terrible pall. Paranoia and distrust grip 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. Atmospheric and complex, Little Heaven is Cutter’s best – and most horrifying – work to date.