The Troop - Nick Cutter

The Troop

By Nick Cutter

  • Release Date: 2014-02-25
  • Genre: Horror
4 Score: 4 (From 256 Ratings)



The Troop scared the hell out of me, and I couldn’t put it down. This is old-school horror at its best.” —Stephen King

Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip—a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder stumbles upon their campsite—shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry—Tim and the boys are exposed to something far more frightening than any tale of terror. The human carrier of a bioengineered nightmare. A horror that spreads faster than fear. A harrowing struggle for survival with no escape from the elements, the infected…or one another.

Part Lord of the Flies, part 28 Days Later—and all-consuming—this tightly written, edge-of-your-seat thriller takes you deep into the heart of darkness, where fear feeds on sanity…and terror hungers for more.


  • Must read for horror lovers

    By Lilannie79
    I’m a big Stephen King fan and this book has the same pull you in vibe as his does. I was pulled in from the start of the book even with the feeling of some messed up and gory things were going to happen. I just had to keep reading while every bit of hope for the main characters slowly seeped away. Very well written and exciting story making me a new fan.
  • Wow

    By justmekmd
    (Some spoilers) I couldn’t put this book down, regardless all the torture & gore I could not stop reading. The only part I had to skip through was the part with the kitten; other than that every chapter was so descriptive. I look forward to reading the others.
  • Contagion Meets Lord of The Flies

    By New_J_1
    A solid psychological thriller. Characters were solidly developed but some of the unanswered questions felt more like an oversight than a plot device.
  • Eek

    By oth obessed
    Truly disgusting but compelling. I couldn’t put it down, although I had to skip the part about the kitten. That was a bridge too far. Looking forward to his other books.
  • Terrified

    By Moonbeatx
    I didn’t eat for 3 days honestly, paranoid is too mild a term but Jesus it was something. I was fine until the gorilla experiment and it all just sunk in. Never going to read this book again for fear of...the book I guess. The best horror book I’ve ever read,couldn’t put it down even when I wanted to throw up or cry. I didn’t know this book was about ~Insert said creature~ or I wouldn’t have read it. Good job
  • Decent book

    By NateDogg213
    Less a horror book that a gory thriller. Sometimes the kids' behavior seems unbelievable. Overall a solid read but more a library checkout than a buy
  • Meh

    By Dong Nama
    Well-written, not frightening at all.
  • Little over the top...

    By Chef_Ninja
    But I love that in a book. Spent too many nights awake till 3 in the morning burning through this book.
  • Gruesome story!

    By Jherg424
    It is sick, demented, and actually truly scary. I couldn't put it down once I started it. The author has a way of luring you in and building tension to the point I almost couldn't stand. Great read. Looking forward to more from him.
  • Truly Amazing!

    By Reverend-Nasty
    Best book I've read in a long time. Bought it in paperback; but, felt compelled to come on here and leave a review, as well. Couldn't put this book down. Kept looking down at my skin to make sure nothing was moving underneath. Story is told very well. Read the last 200 pages this morning in one sitting. Looking forward to more from this author! Also, I hope to God they turn this into a movie. It would be great to see on the big screen.