The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

1. First lines 2. Publisher: Harper Collins 3. Morning Walk near to Acres Down By Mike Smith Licence [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Geograph 4. Forest log cabin detail Licence [Public Domain] via LibreShot
I liked this book.
Remote cabin, dark forest, no phone reception, strangers on the doorstep. Then the worst happens. Horrifying.

Andrew and Eric, a married couple with a 7-year old daughter called Wen are holidaying in a remote cabin in the woods in New Hampshire. A stranger arrives with a horrifying proposition that neither Andrew nor Eric can accept.

“Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen,” says their leader. “But they have to. Tell them they have to. We are not here to hurt you. We need your help to save the world. Please.”

“Something was wrong, or would be wrong, and all I could do was wait for the wrong to happen.”

~Quotes from the book.
  • The Verge: “Good horror stories look at the world around us to draw inspiration as to what could go wrong, and with this book, Tremblay has penned a story that’s not only a nightmare as it plays out on the page, but one that’s grimly reflective of the times that we live in. It’s a gripping story, one that I really hope stays on the page.”
  • Kirkus: “A blinding tale of survival and sacrifice that matches the power of belief with man’s potential for unbridled violence.”

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