Pines by Blake Crouch

Reblogged from Hol:
Pines - Blake Crouch

So, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and read this one. For one, everyone was raving about it and secondly, the trailers of the T.V adaption got me pretty interested. Usually if I’m going to watch a TV show or film adaption of a book I won’t read it because basically, I feel like then I’ve kind-of ruined things because any surprises are already known to me, unless of course the adaption isn’t true to the book, which as you know, happens all the bloody time! With this one though I was too damn intrigued and wasn’t prepared to wait.


I’m sure at this stage everyone knows the synopsis so you’ll be aware that the protagonist is Ethan Burke who arrives in a town called Wayward Pines on a mission to locate two federal agents who have gone missing. Shorly after he arrives there he’s involved in an accident and ends up in the local hospital with no ID, badge, wallet or phone. Things start unravelling for Ethan pretty quickly when he tries to make sense of this strange town. His desire for answers leads him further and further into its mystery.


Written in the third person past, this book was good and did keep me interested. It was a quick and easy read that did what it set out to do, which was keep the reader guessing. The writing was simple and clear-no flourishes here or anything over the top. It was basically a simple read, with a very clear cut and linear structure. I liked it, but I certainly didn’t love it and now that I know what the hell Wayward Pines is all about, I’m not sure I’ll read the others. The mysterys cleared up for me, and that’s all I really wanted.