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John Hawkins is counting down his last days as chief of police on the Lone Crow Reservation in the lonely, frigid woods of the Yukon. But when a faceless body with mysterious wounds washes up on the shores of the Porcupine River, he’s pulled deeper in than ever before.

Hawkins and coroner Jacob Littlecorn suspect the disfigured body is that of theoretical physicist Graham Raphelson, also known as the “molecular madman of Trinity College”, who recently disappeared. The two investigators enlist Meg Gilday, a charter boat captain, and Linda Raphelson to examine the place where her husband was last seen alive. There, they find a house infested with more than secrets: bugs wriggle behind the walls, and in the attic sits a bizarre machine cobbled together from toy parts and electrical wire, a device that might be able to tear a hole through the fabric of reality itself. When Meg and Jacob get bitten and someone goes missing, Hawkins realizes that firing up the machine might be the only way to solve the case.

Buzzing with suspense, this dark, gripping mystery from acclaimed horror writer Nick Cutter will leave listeners’ skin crawling. 

©2020 Nick Cutter (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Another brilliant mix of cosmic and body horror

Since I discovered Nick Cutter last year I eagerly anticipate each release. The Breach does not disappoint, Cutter mixes cosmic and body horror so deftly in this tale of an otherworldly machine. For fans of Stephen King, Lovecraft, Dan Simmons and Laird Barron. I must note the narrator definitely echoed Herbert West from Lovecrafts Re Animator at points which was a perfect match for Cutters narrative.

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  • 26-10-2020

Insectile Ooze

A Nick Cutter novel couldn't have come at a better time. He is definitely one of my all-time favorite horror writers. Once again Nick delivers up a twisted and imaginative concept oozing with deformities and larval insects.

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  • Rhonda
  • 03-11-2020

Don’t waste your time

What the hell was this book even about?
The narrator pushed me over the deep end. Seriously, don’t waste your time!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-12-2020

Yes.

Great literature? No. Great horror? Most definitely. I had to, at various times, turn on the lights, stop eating, or just straight up stop the book. This is modern cosmic horror at its finest. Lovecraft would have approved.

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  • Colin
  • 16-11-2020

Nick Cutter Knows How to Scare Adults

This is just another shining example of Cutter's profound understanding of what horror fiction is supposed to be. He knows that, when it comes to making the adult mind feel fear, it's ideas and concepts that ware afraid of, not simply ghosts and monsters. Cutter makes you feel not just fear for what's happening now, but also dread for what comes next.

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  • Jake
  • 08-11-2020

Nick Cutter’s Least Interesting

Comparing this to three of his other books i have read (Troop, Little Heaven, Deep), this is my least favorite. It does have the same style and benefits of the others: shocking grotesque scenes without going overboard, ominous setting, and very real character actions (no classic horror-movie dumb decisions).

However, the lack of story lead-in and character development made it very hard for me to keep focused. His other three did a great job of laying the scene and giving the characters plenty of back story to relate to them. In The Breach, you are just thrown into the horror and intensity without much context of the characters.

I would 100% recommend the other three I mentioned above to a fan of horror lit, but I can’t say I would even mention this one. Give it a go, if you’re a big Cutter fan, but be prepared for the meat of the story right away.

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  • TonyBaloney27
  • 22-11-2021

Good premise, but meh.

I really wanted to like this book. It started well, and teased great things but ultimately did not deliver. Fewer detailed descriptions of insects and a main character’s…change would have yielded a far better story.

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  • Brandon & Carolyn Smith
  • 22-11-2021

2/2 love Nick Cutter's horror!

the troop was amazing!
the breach was stomach turning in a horribly horror-filled way! ufftah would ride that story again!

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  • T. Martin
  • 26-10-2021

Great suprise, well written and performed!

Stumbled into this book thinking it was a murder mystery. It turned out to be something very different and very good.

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  • Drummerlp2000
  • 06-10-2021

completely forgettable

Read his book The Troop instead. This a worse version of that book. none of these characters are fleshed out enough to even care about.

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  • Lou Lombardi
  • 05-10-2021

a very nasty little horror story

if you can stomach insects and skin lesions you will love this.

fast paced...lots of body horror... Lovecraftian

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