The Troop by Nick Cutter
Scout Master Tim Riggs is taking his Boy Scout Troop for their annual camping trip on remote, deserted Falstaff Island. Unknown to him and his scouts, someone else is on the way to the island, a man carrying a bioengineered monster inside him. When the creature bursts free, the scouts find themselves in a swiftly disintegrating situation between the creatures and their own worst tendencies.
Nick Cutter is a crazy talented horror writer. The man is a master of visceral, gut churning horror. The Troop is a grotesque (I mean that in the best possible way) mixture of Lord of the Flies, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain. The creatures are single-minded and horribly efficient, but the scouts, freed from any adult supervision, are nearly as monstrous.
Horror fans, this book is for you. I’m so happy to see the genre reinvigorated by new authors like Nick Cutter. If you are queasy or you shy away from blood, guts, and gore, then maybe consider looking elsewhere. If on the other hand, you find yourself longing for a shit yourself scary monster story, then look no further.