Book Review: Pines

Pines - wayward pines novel review

I have been hooked on a new TV series called Wayward Pines featuring Matt Dillon, so when I heard they were actually books of course I had to start reading them. I have finished the first of the three books, this one is called Pines...

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.

My Review

I actually really like this book, I could feel myself thinking as I was reading it "oh yeah that's already happened". It was good to read the book as with all books it goes into a lot more detail than the TV series/movies. In places it was quite creepy and you have a sense of something being very very off with some of the characters. The only thing I can find to fault this book (without giving to much away) is that there is a part of the books where Ethan is up in the mountains, I did find this went on a little to long in the book. I get it was pivotal to the story and certain things happen whilst he is there but after a little while I did start wondering if this bit was going to finish soon. The ending shocked me as well I must be honest, I was not expecting it, which is always a good thing as it made me excited to read the next book. Have you read this book yet, if so what did you think? Who is watching the TV series? 




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