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Little heaven : a novel /

by Cutter, Nick [author.]; Gorham, Adam [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2017.Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.Description: 486 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781501104237 (softcover); 1501104233 (softcover).Subject(s): Cults -- Fiction | Nephews -- Fiction | Mercenary troops -- Fiction | Kidnapping -- Fiction | New Mexico -- Fiction | FICTION / Horror | FICTION / Thrillers / Historical | FICTION / Thrillers / Supernatural | Nephews -- Fiction | Horror fiction | Suspense fiction | Horror fiction | Thrillers (Fiction) | Thrillers (Fiction) | Horror tales | Horror fiction | Thrillers (Fiction.) | Fiction | Horror fiction | Thrillers (Fiction)Summary: A trio of mismatched mercenaries is hired by a young woman to evaluate the safety of a boy who may have been taken against his will to a New Mexico backwoods settlement, where the mercenaries encounter paranoia, mistrust, and insanity in the shadow of a monolithic idol.
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A "gripping and terrifying story...and one not to be missed" (Robert McCammon) from the acclaimed author of The Troop and The Deep !<br> <br> A trio of mismatched mercenaries--Micah Shughrue, Minerva Atwater, and Ebenzer Elkins, colloquially known as "the Englishman"--is hired by young Ellen Bellhaven 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, where a clandestine religious cult holds sway. But shortly after they arrive, things begin to turn ominous. There are stirrings in the woods and over the treetops--and above all else, the brooding shape of a monolith known as the Black Rock casts its terrible pall. Paranoia and distrust soon grip the settlement. Escape routes are gradually cut off as events spiral toward madness. Hell--or the closest thing to it--invades Little Heaven. All present here are now forced to take a stand and fight back, but whatever has cast its dark eye on Little Heaven is marshaling its power--and it wants them all...<br> <br> "A slow boil of unrelenting terror and inescapable consequences. Nick Cutter ups his game every time. Beautifully written--menace drips from every page." --Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author<br> <br> "A sprawling epic that can stand alongside the best of '80s King, Barker, and McCammon. Fun, nasty, smart, and scary, and in all the right places." --Paul Tremblay, acclaimed author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil's Rock

A trio of mismatched mercenaries is hired by a young woman to evaluate the safety of a boy who may have been taken against his will to a New Mexico backwoods settlement, where the mercenaries encounter paranoia, mistrust, and insanity in the shadow of a monolithic idol.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">Little Heaven 1 THE LION IN WINTER Excerpted from Little Heaven by Nick Cutter All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Petty Shugrue, summoned by an unknown voice in the night, disappears from her home. Her father, Micah; Ebenezer Elkins, known as "the Englishman"; and Minerva Atwater are hired to find another missing child who might be living with a religious cult in New Mexico. Arriving at the settlement of Little Heaven, the trio soon encounters evil within the cult as well as in the woods. Discovering who will escape the clutches of the group's leader and survive the forest monsters is terrifying suspense at its best. VERDICT Cutter's gripping tale features well-drawn, compelling characters, scary scenarios, and just enough reality to make this a truly frightening read. (LJ 11/15/16) © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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