PINES by Blake Crouch

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The Wayward Pines Trilogy Book 1

Special Agent Ethan Burke was investigating the disappearance of two fellow agents when the car he was riding in was broadsided by a Mack truck. When he woke, he had little to no memory of the crash at all, nor could he recall how he wound up lying next to a river in the small town of Wayward Pines.

As his memory returns, though, he begins to realize there’s something strange going on. His phone and ID are missing, his phone calls to his boss go ignored, and he can barely remember his home phone number. What’s more, it seems someone or something is intent on his staying in Wayward Pines.

I kind of loved Blake Crouch’s Pines. It first caught my interest when I learned that FOX had picked up the small screen adaptation (produced by M. Night Shyamalan) for 2015. The trailer is quirky and the cast is a literal who’s who of big name Hollywood stars. In short, I was sold. When I found out it was based on Crouch’s trilogy, I knew I had to start reading. What a ride it turned out to be.

Part of the appeal in the book is the wondering and to tell much more would be to ruin that for potential readers. I can’t wait to see how it comes across on TV and really do hope that they’re able to pull it off.

09/14 Becky LeJeune

NOTE from the editor: This book made my Best of 2012 list:

PINES by Blake Crouch: This is a genre-bending, completely riveting thrill ride, which mixes suspense, horror, science fiction and dystopian nightmare all rolled up into one unputdownable book. Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch

PINES by Blake Crouch. Thomas & Mercer (August 21, 2012). ISBN 978-1612183954. 320p.

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