Little Heaven

Nick Cutter's new novel follows a trio of mismatched mercenaries hired by a young woman to check in on her nephew, who may have been kidnapped.

Nick Cutter

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. (From Gallery Books)

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From the book

There is a saying that goes: Evil never dies; it merely sleeps. And when that evil awakes, it can do so soundlessly — or almost so.

Even insects can scream.

The little aphid did, though at a register too high for any human ear to perceive. It toiled in the root system of a cactus plant growing on the edge of the New Mexico desert. An insect so small that it was practically invisible to the naked eye.

This was how it would begin again. The wheel coming around.

From Little Heaven by Nick Cutter ©2016. Published by Gallery Books.

Author interviews

The bestselling novelists on their own work in the genre, and why scary stories are so popular. (Broadcast date: March 30, 2015) 18:39
Craig Davidson, aka Nick Cutter, on applying for work as a worm harvester. 0:50