March 9, 2018

Review: Pines by Blake Crouch

Title: Pines (Wayward Pines #1)
Author: Blake Crouch 
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Release date: August 21st 2012

Rating: 4/5

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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.

Pines is one of those books that the less you know is better.

The story begins with a man waking up in the woods and the first thing he realizes is that it hurts to move and that he has several blows to his face and body, the second is that he does not know where he´s and the third is that he doesn´t remember anything about his life, so he gets up and starts walking until he arrives in a small town called Wayward Pines, there he starts to wander trying to remember whom he is and why he´s there and motivated by instinct he knows what and whom he can and cannot trust.

And the story follows him for several days, little by little he remembers whom he is and why he´s there, but there are things he doesn´t remember and is confused about many things. And within all this, the people of Wayward Pines, behave in a peculiar way and the village sheriff seems to have something against him. And among all this he doesn´t know who to trust, what to believe, and the more he investigates, he realizes that Wayward Pines is not what he expected.

Pines is a creepy sci-fi thriller that I recommend for science fiction fans, it has a super twist that really surprised me. I do recommend it.

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