taralovesbooks’ #CBR5 Review #34: The Troop by Nick Cutter

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Cannonball Read V: Book #34/52
Published: 2014 (expected)
Pages: 368
Genre: Horror

**I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley. It is expected to be released on January 7, 2014.**

Scoutmaster Tim takes his troop of 14-year-old boys to a remote island in Canada so they can earn a merit badge. Unfortunately for them, the island isn’t quite as remote as they thought. A sick looking man shows up at their cabin on the first evening and since Scoutmaster Tim is a doctor, he invites the man in to see if he can help. Turns out, the man has FRICKIN WORMS basically eating up his insides. As you can imagine, it all goes downhill from there. It doesn’t help that one of the boys ends up being a certified sociopath.

Don’t let the Boy Scouts trick you – this is a full on horror novel. There are WORMS. And lots of blood and gore. I am terrified of most worms and the idea of parasitic worms makes my skin crawl. That may be why I found this book to be so terrifying. I read a lot of horror novels and parts of this book made me ill at times.

Read the rest in my blog.

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