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"Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels ... off. As the days pass, Ethan's investigation into the disappearance of his colleagues turns up more questions than answers. Why can't he get any phone calls through to his wife and son in the outside world? Why doesn't anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what is the purpose of the electrified fences surrounding the town? Are they meant to keep the residents in? Or something else out? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the world he thought he knew, from the man he thought he was, until he must face a horrifying fact - he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive"--Author's website.
Publisher: Las Vegas, NV : Thomas & Mercer, [2012]
ISBN: 9781612183954
Branch Call Number: Fiction Crouch
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 21 cm


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Jan 25, 2020

Things are slightly different in the book, nothing about the cave scene. Must keep going.

Jan 23, 2020

Average book with good ending. Much of the early book seemed devoted to confusing the reader with things that couldn't be possible. I suspect this was intended to build suspense but it had the effect of just making me go "really? I think you're trying too hard". Apparently, this is a TV series so I can kind of see why things were done that way but in novel form, I needed more. I wound up flipping through pretty quickly to get to the end (rather than savouring the suspense). And the actual end of the book was pretty good, all things considered. Now that we've gotten the set-up out of the way, I'm hoping the next two books in the series are stronger.

(Read and loved both Dark Matter and Recursion, so may have had overly high expectations.)

Aug 29, 2019

Have you ever migrated through a bad book and finally reached the end...exclaiming I CAN'T BELIEVE I READ THE WHOLE THING !!

sit_walk Jun 11, 2019

I don't understand why this book is so popular. The premise is completely crazy, the characters do things that don't make any sense... doesn't hold together at all.

Mar 25, 2019

I'm just sad that there were only three books.

Dec 13, 2018

I really liked this book and can't wait to read the sequels. I like that the story jumps right in. Towards the middle/end of the book is when it really becomes a page turner though. Loved the weirdness of this story.

Jul 17, 2017

We’ve seen this scenario before: guy (or gal) wakes up, usually in a hospital after an accident, and the world has changed. Could be zombies, aliens, time shifts, etc. And thus starts Pines, clearly written with a TV series in mind. But Pines is an adrenaline rush of a mystery/thriller that is hard to put down, because we want to know what is going on. The mystery is revealed at the end, so despite the author’s outstanding ability to create page-turning tension, will the second book be as good? Only one way to find out!

ArapahoeLesley Nov 09, 2016

This book was a major page turner. I HAD to find out how much more could be completely crazy! Very suspenseful, very attention grabbing, lots of twists and turns.

ArapahoeKayla Nov 08, 2016

An absolute thrill ride of a Science Fiction novel. It will have you guessing the entire read and you will not be able to put this book down! As someone who can sometimes judge a books ending harshly I found Pines to have one of my all time favorite endings purely because I never saw the twist coming. Give this exciting read a try if you need a book to easily get into.

Sep 28, 2016

Very well written. It is a page turner! Will keep you up all night reading! Great choice to read! Thank you HPL

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Aug 22, 2016

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Anne Bartel
Jun 18, 2014

Blake Crouch is one of a kind. He puts you on the roller coaster, straps you in and I can guarantee you the ride of your life.


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May 28, 2015

"Since the Industrial Revolution, we've treated our world like it was a hotel room and we were rock stars. But we aren't rock stars". -pg 278


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