|"For every perfect little town,|
there's something ugly underneath.
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Author: Blake Crouch
First Published: 2012
Series: Wayward Pines Trilogy (Book 1)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Available As: Paperback, ebook, audiobook
My Rating: 8.5/10
Ethan was on a mission to find two of his colleagues who were last on a mission in this town not very long ago. Once there, he finds both of them - but in completely different situations. One of them (called Kate) is living a happy life with her husband, and seems to have aged 15 years. The other? Dead. This springs up a whole new mass of questions as Ethan struggles to find out what happened as well as trying to find a way out of this bizarre town.
The plot was so intriguing. Once I began the first page, it was so hard to put down! The books begins with Ethan waking up in an isolated town in the middle of nowhere, and at first, he has no memory of anything. We follow Ethan as he tries to piece the mystery together, and at the same time, trying to blend in. Everyone seems to avoiding his questions and there is no way for him to contact his family nor his office. As we sink deeper into the plot, the more questions are revealed. We don't get any answers until the last couple of chapters. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.
Once you finish this book, you'd think "Oh now I know everything!" but you couldn't be more wrong. Everything seems to be resolved in the first book, but then comes the second book. What more could happen? Apparently a lot more.
The Wayward Pines trilogy has been made into a one season TV show on Fox. It's pretty good, but it changes the plot around and dramatises some things. The TV show merges the three books into one season so I strongly recommend reading the trilogy first. But both the trilogy and the show is amazing!
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