WINNER OF THE JAMES HERBERT AWARD FOR HORROR WRITING
“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.
Disturbing and Frightening
The imagery in this story is extremely disturbing and really paints a picture in the readers mind of just how awful the experience is on the island with the group of boys. A lot of metaphors and flashbacks that seem a little too long and out of place at times but nevertheless, it was a interesting and intriguing read. Not for the faint of heart or easily disturbed. The newspaper articles and interviews throughout the chapters bring a whole different layer to the story which is really captivating.
SUCH A GOOD BOOK
This was such a fun read. Kept me at the edge of my seat, I wish I could read it again for the first time!
This novel kept me riveted throughout! Great read.