Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…
©2012 Blake Crouch (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
(This is the same review for the series)
After watching two episodes of the series I wanted to know what was going on so I ordered this book, and it didn't take long to lock in the rest of the series (So far) because I was hooked very fast. This author can take the reader on a great roller coaster ride as you plow through the story.
This story is quite a bit different than the made for prime time TV version. It's far more intense and far more violent, but also the kind of story that keeps you either reading or listening until you're done. As a trucker this series helped chew up a lot of road.
My only complaint about the series is that it is a series. In reality it's one book made into three books. If you read or listen to the first book, then you're going to want to continue the story with the next two. If someone reads the second or third book first....they're not really stand alone stories. So do yourself a favor and just get all three because once you start the first.....IT'S THE LAW!!!!!!
Suspense, mystery, action, good writing, this book has it all! Great surprise ending with a combination of sci-fi and The Twilight Zone, yet perfectly plausible. Ready for Book 2!
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I'm watching and reading Wayward Pines at the same time. I was compelled to pickup the first book because I'm really liking the miniseries on Fox. I don't usually read the book after I watch the show, but for some reason, I wanted something easy and fast to read for the summer. The first book is not disappointing. The show is pretty close to the first book. I don't have any doubt that I will finish the series before the finale. I'm starting on the second book next. I'm enjoying my summer so far with the "Pines."
The book was fine. I realized half way through the book, that I was done with the crazy town and wanted the plot to move on and then I realized the town was the entire plot of the story. You only understand the town at the end ( very end) and then though everything was explained satisfactorily, I couldn't imagine wanting to read any other books about this. I wouldn't recommend the book to anyone. It was fine but there are so many more enjoyable or more interesting or more suspenseful books out there. I wish I had my credit back.
I reluctantly started watching the TV series. I was hooked on by the twists. The book is even better. The addition of an inner dialogue and the back story brought to life for the reader brings even greater depth.
I got into this book series through the TV shows. The shows started so well and showed potential until about episode three when a stupid plot turn dropped me right out of it. So I tried the books. The disastrous TV plot turn doesn't happen in the books so I stuck with it and listened to all three in the series. The first book showed so much promise and potential that for me was never quite realized in the following two. I found the characters predictable and stiff without much growth. There are no glaring errors or mistakes, The writing is good, the reading better, but now that I'm done with the series I feel - meh.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story, but it was slightly lacking. There are some great ideas that are just begging for more story to be told.
There are a couple perspective changes, but they felt like they were thrown in to just make a later part of the story make sense, there could have been more story told in my opinion.
The positive side is it is a quick read that I enjoyed and would recommend.
The storyline associated with this trilogy of books is deliberately strange and unsettling. It gives the reader same feeling of being unsettled that is reminiscent of the series Twin peaks. Even when some of the big answers are revealed to the questions that are raised throughout the book, we're still left with the sense that there's more that you don't yet know. I really like the book and I can't wait to read the other two in the trilogy. Very pleasant surprise finding this book and I'm excited because he has several other titles available for me to bring. I always hate it when I find a book and I love by an author who has no other books to read.
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