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The Deep

By Nick Cutter
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Publisher Description

From the acclaimed author of The Troop—a book that is “utterly terrifying” (Clive Barker). “Fans of unflinching bleakness and all-out horror will love this novel….Each new shock is freshly disturbing” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

A strange plague called the ‘Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget—small things at first, like where they left their keys, then the not-so-small things, like how to drive or the letters of the alphabet. Their bodies forget how to function involuntarily. There is no cure.

But far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, a universal healer hailed as “ambrosia” has been discovered. In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab has been built eight miles under the sea’s surface. But when the station goes incommunicado, a brave few descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths…and perhaps to encounter an evil blacker than anything one could possibly imagine.

130 Reviews

Surprised Face with Open Mouth“What a crazy ride, felt like I was in the Trieste the entire time. The ending was a bit disappointing for me, but it was still good. Very bleak”
Multi-layered charactersEasy to readFast-pacedMind-bendingSuspensefulUnpredictableDark settingHauntingSurrealHeartbreaking
Anxious Face with sweat“I enjoyed this book a lot, even though it scared me often and I felt claustrophobic a lot of the time. I thought that Cutter wrote the slow descent into madness and unreliable narrator perspective very well. This sci-fi horror was one of the first of its genre that I’ve ever read and I thought it was great. I kinda wish there was more of an explanation at the end, but otherwise it was good!”
Multi-layered charactersSuspensefulUnpredictableCreepyImmersive settingSurrealDark
Thinking Face“I loved the concept, and I was genuinely getting spooked throughout the book. I ultimately gave it 3 stars, took off one for the execution + one for the ending/explanation that came out of left field 💀”
Likable charactersOriginal charactersEasy to readScarySuspensefulHauntingUnsatisfying ending
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“i quite literally finished this book in a day. it was so creepy yet so captivating!! i really enjoyed the mix of dreamscape with horror. i was definitely disturbed!”
Dark settingImmersive settingDark
Anxious Face with sweat“I read this a year or so ago so I’m not rereading.”
Easy to readFast-pacedDark settingUnsatisfying ending

About Nick Cutter

Nick Cutter is the author of the critically acclaimed national bestseller The Troop (which is currently being developed for film with producer James Wan), as well as The Deep and Little Heaven. Nick Cutter is the pseudonym for Craig Davidson, whose much-lauded literary fiction includes Rust and BoneThe Saturday Night Ghost Club, and, most recently, the short story collection Cascade. His story “Medium Tough” was selected by author Jennifer Egan for The Best American Short Stories 2014. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

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