I have to admit that I am a fan of Nick Cutter. I have not read "The Troop" yet but I have read "The Deep" so I was very keen to read this book.
The premise of the book is intriguing. A young woman hires three mercenaries with murky pasts to investigate a religious settlement where her nephew may have been taken against his will. On the way to the settlement, the four travellers find that the path leads the way to unspeakable evil.
As I said, I love the premise of the story but I came close to just putting it down as a DNF many times because there was just too much of a vast prologue/internal dialogue to the main story. I just found it a bit too much. I forced myself to read to about 40% and then things started to heat up very well. After I passed that "magic" number, I found the book involving and hard to put down. I think die hard fans will love it but other people will find it a hit or miss. In the end, I am glad that I did stick with it because it is a very original story that has hints of H.P. Lovecraft to it. I received a copy of this book from the publishers for free in exchange for an honest review.
Three out of Five Stars