The reviews of these books are mixed with some loving the series and others ripping it apart. Fact – it’s not brilliant writing but it is entertaining. I’m never sure if something like this is classified as Sci-Fi or Fantasy. It’s definitely a mystery – my favorite. Either way, I enjoyed the first two books and am eager to tuck back into the third one this week.
Basically people living in Wayward Pines have the perfect Stepford life quality with clean Victorian houses, kids playing outside instead of staring at iPhones or video games and neighbors knowing one another. That’s a blast from the past. I grew up knowing our neighbors and playing ball, hopscotch, riding bikes and so on. None of this staring at a screen half the day like people, kids and adults, do now. But there is something sinister underlying this “perfect” life.
One of our main characters is Ethan Burke, a Federal Agent with the secret service. He awakens in Wayward Pines with no recollection of an accident he’d been in. His wallet, credentials and cell phone are missing. He finally remembers he was headed to Wayward Pines to investigate the disappearance of two other federal agents, one of which he’d previously had an affair. Obviously he is after answers and tries to leave Wayward Pines but is kept there against his will.
I can’t get into the reason why because it will spoil the twist near the end of book 1. I can say, it wasn’t what I was expecting and it kept me reading.
Wayward picks up exactly where book one left off. It could have been combined to be a fatter book and tell the entire story.
Some residents know the truth but for the majority of the residents, the horror of their town is revealed.
I’m a third of the way through the last book, The Last Town, and plan to knock it out this week.
Would I read more by Blake Crouch? Absolutely!